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Population (year 2000): 83,048. Estimated population in July 2005: 79,217 (-4.6% change)
Males: 40,521 (48.8%), Females: 42,527 (51.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 33.9 years
Median household income: $35,528 (year 2000)
Median house value: $78,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Hammond:

  • White Non-Hispanic (62.4%)
  • Hispanic (21.0%)
  • Black (14.6%)
  • Other race (9.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (14.0%), Polish (12.3%), Irish (11.6%), English (4.7%), Slovak (3.9%), United States (3.9%).Indiana

Elevation: 585 feet

Land area: 22.9 square miles

Hammond,

For population 25 years and over in Hammond

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hammond city

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

7.3% Foreign born (5.1% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,409 (-1.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (20.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chicago, IN (2.9 miles East City, IL (3.7 miles Calumet IN (4.2 miles Munster, IL (4.3 miles Burnham, IN Whiting, (4.5 miles IL Lansing, (4.8 miles IN Highland, (4.9 miles IL (7.0 miles Lynwood,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 28 buildings, average cost: $69,200
  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,700

Latitude: 41.61 N, Longitude: 87.49 W

Area code: 219


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (19.9%), Educational,health and social services (17.1%), Retail trade (12.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,357 (-5.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,724 (28.7%)


 

Crime in Hammond by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 13 22 14 12 14 10
    per 100,000 15.7 26.5 16.9 14.4 16.9 12.0
Rapes 22 37 43 12 38 32
    per 100,000 26.5 44.6 51.8 14.4 45.8 38.5
Robberies 280 311 299 273 256 295
    per 100,000 337.2 374.5 360.0 328.7 308.3 355.2
Assaults 592 530 406 321 360 540
    per 100,000 712.8 638.2 488.9 386.5 433.5 650.2
Burglaries 912 1,016 870 852 994 998
    per 100,000 1098.2 1223.4 1047.6 1025.9 1196.9 1201.7
Thefts 3,455 3,431 3,455 3,234 3,015 2,850
    per 100,000 4160.2 4131.3 4160.2 3894.1 3630.4 3431.8
Auto thefts 896 864 799 690 733 799
    per 100,000 1078.9 1040.4 962.1 830.8 882.6 962.1
599.6 618.4 560.1 490.2 513.9 562.4

Average climate in Hammond, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hammond,

Hammond-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Hammond city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.2 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Gary Patterson - College basketball player (Butler Bulldogs).


Hospitals/medical centers in Hammond:
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-NORTHWEST IN (5454 HOHMAN AVE, 5TH FL)
  • ST MARGARET MERCY HLTHCARE CTRS-NO CAM (5454 HOHMAN AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Hammond:
  • ST CATHERINE HOSPITAL INC (about 3 miles; EAST CHICAGO, IN)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; MUNSTER, IN)
  • ILLIANA SURGERY AND MEDICAL CENTER LLC (about 5 miles; MUNSTER, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hammond:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 7 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 22 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 36 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hammond:
  • LANSING MUNI (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: IGQ)
  • GRIFFITH-MERRILLVILLE (about 10 miles; GRIFFITH, IN; ID: 05C)
  • HOBART SKY RANCH (about 18 miles; HOBART, IN; ID: 3HO)

Amtrak station:
HAMMOND-WHITING (1135 CALUMET AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:
Colleges/Universities in Hammond:
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 6,312; Location: 2200 169th ST; Public; Website: www.calumet.purdue.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • SAWYER COLLEGE-HAMMOND (FT enrollment: 65; Location: 6040 HOHMAN AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sawyercollege.com)
  • ST MARGARET HOSPITAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (Location: 5454 HOHMAN AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
  • INDIANA COLLEGE OF COMMERCE (Location: 7147 KENNEDY AVE; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Hammond:
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 8 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,599)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST (about 11 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 3,208)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 11 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-NORTHWEST (about 13 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (about 14 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 11,188)
Public high schools in Hammond:
  • MORTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 943; Location: 6915 GRAND AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HAMMOND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 815; Location: 5926 CALUMET AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Hammond:
  • BISHOP NOLL INSTITUTE SCHOOL (Students: 776; Location: 1519 HOFFMAN STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Hammond:
  • DONALD E GAVIT MDL/HIGH SCH (Students: 1,669; Location: 1670 175TH ST; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • HENRY W EGGERS ELEM/MD SCH (Students: 960; Location: 5825 BLAINE AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CHARLES N SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 850; Location: 3635 173RD ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN ELEM SCH (Students: 661; Location: 4221 TOWLE AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 640; Location: 856 SIBLEY ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WARREN G HARDING ELEM SCH (Students: 570; Location: 3211 165TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MORTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 555; Location: 7006 MARSHALL AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • THOMAS A EDISON ELEM SCH (Students: 521; Location: 7025 MADISON AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WOODROW WILSON ELEM SCH (Students: 502; Location: 1317 173RD ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MAYWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 470; Location: 1001 165TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Hammond:
  • ST CASIMIR SCHOOL (Students: 307; Location: 4329 CAMERON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S SCHHOUSE (Students: 257; Location: 5935 HOHMAN AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ST JOHN BOSCO ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 255; Location: 1231 171ST PLACE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA (Students: 184; Location: 6525 KENTUCKY AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • AODC CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 40; Location: PO BOX 723; Grades: KG - 7)
  • HEBREW ACADEMY NORTHWEST IND (Students: 33; Location: 7105 HOLIMAN AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • THE SHEPHERD'S ACADEMY (Students: 26; Location: 6518 GRAND AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
Library in Hammond:
  • HAMMOND PL (Operating income: $3,086,007; Location: 564 S STATE ST; 289,641 books; 12,071 audio materials; 6,492 video materials; 475 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Hammond: Woodmar Country Club (A), Kennedy Industrial Park (B), Sawyer Branch Hammond Public Library (C), Gene Stratton Porter Hall (D), Student Faculty Library Center (E), Howard Branch Hammond Public Library (F), Edward D Anderson Building (G), C H Lawshe Hall (H), Donald S Powers Computer Education Building (I), Bethany Children's Home (J), Hansen Branch Hammond Public Library (K), Saint Anns Home (L), Hammond Public Library (M), Hammond Fire Station Number 8 (N), Hammond Fire Station Number 7 (O), Hammond Fire Station Number 6 (P), Hammond Fire Station Number 5 (Q), Hammond Fire Station Number 2 (R), Hammond Fire Station Number 1 (S), Hammond Civic Center (T).

Shopping Centers: Columbia Plaza Shopping Center (1), Woodmar Mall Shopping Center (2), Interstate Plaza Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Hammond include: All Saints Roman Catholic Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), An Open Door Church (C), Apostolic Church of the Lord (D), Cline Gardens Church (E), Cline Gardens Christian Church (F), Assembly of God Church of Hessville (G), Maywood Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Lake Country Cemetery (2), Concordia Cemetery (3), Saint Michaels Cemetery (4), Saint Marys Cemetery (5), Saint Johns Cemetery (6), Elmwood Cemetery (7).

Lakes: Wolf Lake (A), George, Lake (B).

Parks in Hammond include: Optimist Park (1), Indi-Illi Park (2), Conkey Park (3), Glendale Park (4), Edison Park (5), Phrommer Park (6), Forsyth Park (7), Hessville Park (8), State Street Commercial Historic District (9).

Post offices: Hessville Station Hammond Post Office (A), Hammond Post Office (B).


Hammond compared to Indiana state average:
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Hammond:
  • WJOB (1230 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Hammond:
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WYCA (106.3 FM; LANSING, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
TV broadcast stations around Hammond:
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)

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