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Hammond, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Hammond is the 8th largest city in Indiana with a population of 78,394 as of July 1, 2017. Hammond ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hammond is located at latitude 41.6216 and longitude -87.4938 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hammond (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.78 sq. miles and a water area of 2.11 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 600 feet.

The City of Hammond (GNIS ID: 2394280) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hammond is located within Township of North, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hammond population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hammond: Hohman, State Line.

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Hammond, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 78,394
Daytime Population: Workers 33,013
Daytime Population: Residents 44,893
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 77,906
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 77,407
Population in Familes 61,871
Population in Group Qrtrs 987
Population Density2 3,441
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $39,036
Average Household Income $50,079
Per Capita Income $18,643


Total Housing Units 33,167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,723 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,135 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,309 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $95,565
Average Home Value $110,974


Total Households 28,858
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 18,210
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.42% -0.45%
Households -0.51% -0.48%
Families -0.74% -0.65%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Hammond, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hammond to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 99th
Population Density # 9 99th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 579 15th
Per Capita Income # 627 8th

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