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Population (year 2000): 17,639. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,096 (+2.6% change)
Males: 8,009 (45.4%), Females: 9,630 (54.6%)

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Median resident age: 26.9 years
Median household income: $24,067 (year 2000)
Median house value: $81,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Hammond:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.6%)
  • Black (45.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: Italian (7.7%), French (6.5%), English (6.4%), Irish (6.3%), German (6.2%), United States (4.1%).

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Elevation: 44 feet

Land area: 12.8 square miles

Hammond,

For population 25 years and over in Hammond

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hammond city

  • Never married: 42.2%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +814 (+4.8%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: LA (37.3 miles Kenner, pop. 70,517).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Orleans, LA New (46.2 miles pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (341.7 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (3.3 miles Natalbany, LA (4.8 miles Ponchatoula, LA (5.2 miles Tickfaw, LA (7.7 miles Springfield, LA (8.1 miles Albany, LA (9.4 miles Independence, LA Killian, (11.8 miles City, LA (15.8 miles Amite


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 47 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 1998: 45 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 1999: 34 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2002: 37 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2003: 84 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2004: 56 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2005: 132 buildings, average cost: $137,300

Latitude: 30.50 N, Longitude: 90.47 W

Area code: 985


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.6%), Retail trade (16.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,152 (+51.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,827 (53.9%)

Crime in Hammond (2001):
  • 7 murders (39.7 per 100,000)
  • 18 rapes (102.1 per 100,000)
  • 86 robberies (487.9 per 100,000)
  • 367 assaults (2082.3 per 100,000)
  • 1,352 burglaries (7670.9 per 100,000)
  • 1,966 thefts (11154.6 per 100,000)
  • 142 auto thefts (805.7 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 1689.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Average climate in Hammond, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hammond,

Hammond-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/6/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.1 miles away from the Hammond city center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/6/1983, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.5 miles away from the city center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Brock Williams - 2005 NFL player (Oakland Raiders, born: Aug 11, 1979), Larry Chester - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Oct 17, 1975), Mewelde Moore - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Jul 24, 1982), Chris Cyprian - College basketball player (Northeastern Huskies).


Hospitals/medical centers in Hammond:
  • HAMMOND REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (15719 BELL DRIVE)
  • NORTH OAKS MEDICAL CENTER (15790 PAUL VEGA MD DRIVE)
  • NORTH OAKS REHAB HOSP INC (1900 S MORRISON BLVD)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hammond:
  • LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTL (about 39 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: MSY)
  • LAKEFRONT (about 45 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: NEW)
  • BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN, RYAN FIELD (about 47 miles; BATON ROUGE, LA; ID: BTR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hammond:
  • HAMMOND MUNI (about 4 miles; HAMMOND, LA; ID: HDC)
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH (about 30 miles; RESERVE, LA; ID: 1L0)
  • FRANKLINTON (about 34 miles; FRANKLINTON, LA; ID: 2R7)

Amtrak station:
HAMMOND (N.W. RAILROAD 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:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 23 $48,376 $25,239 0 $0
Airports 6 $10,169 $20,338 0 $0
Sewerage 10 $20,940 $25,128 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 86 $256,629 $35,808 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 23 $43,554 $22,723 5 $2,553
Water Supply 22 $52,450 $28,609 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 20 $47,984 $28,790 0 $0
Other Government Administration 12 $26,037 $26,037 0 $0
Financial Administration 16 $43,193 $32,394 0 $0
Firefighters 54 $173,876 $38,639 0 $0
Correction 9 $28,848 $38,464 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,878 $34,536 0 $0
Totals for Government 282 $754,934 $32,124 5 $2,553


Colleges/Universities in Hammond:
  • SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 12,549; Location: 100 W DAKOTA; Public; Website: www.selu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HAMMOND AREA CAMPUS (FT enrollment: 157; Location: 111 PRIDE AVE; Public)
  • COASTAL COLLEGE-HAMMOND (Location: 4304 YOKUM RD; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Hammond:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS (about 43 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Full-time enrollment: 12,442)
  • TULANE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 45 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 10,230)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS (about 45 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 4,399)
  • DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 8,193)
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 46 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 3,659)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT NEW ORLEANS (about 46 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 3,217)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER (about 47 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 2,496)
Public high schools in Hammond:
  • HAMMOND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,273; Location: 45168 RIVER ROAD; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • TANGIPAHOA PARISH PM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 99; Location: 411 CRYSTAL STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high school in Hammond:
  • ST THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 14520 VOSS DRIVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Hammond:
  • HAMMOND WESTSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 498; Location: 2500 WESTPARK AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • HAMMOND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 451; Location: 111 J W DAVIS DRIVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • HAMMOND WESTSIDE UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 443; Location: 2600 WESTPARK AVENUE; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • WOODLAND PARK EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 361; Location: 1000 RANGE ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HAMMOND EASTSIDE UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 45046 RIVER ROAD; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • HAMMOND EASTSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 45050 RIVER ROAD; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • SOUTHEASTERN LA UNIVERSITY LAB SCHOOL (Students: 227; Location: 1200 NORTH GENERAL PERSHING; Grades: KG - 08)
  • CRYSTAL ACADEMY (Students: 46; Location: 411 CRYSTAL STREET; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • HAMMOND DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER/SSD#1 (Students: 3; Location: 45439 LIVE OAK DRIVE; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Hammond:
  • HOLY GHOST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 758; Location: 506 N MAGNOLIA STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRAFTON ACADEMY AT HAMMOND INC (Students: 207; Location: PO DRAWER 2845; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HARVEST LEARNING ACADEMY (Students: 193; Location: 45300 NORTH BAPTIST RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OAKS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 75; Location: 43283 SOUTH RANGE ROAD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • UNIVERSITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 702 N MAGNOLIA ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • EMMANUEL SDA SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 702 N CHERRY STREET; Grades: KG - 8)

Shopping Centers: Hammond Square Shopping Center (1), Seville Plaza Shopping Center (2), West Gate Shopping Center (3), West Side Plaza Shopping Center (4), College Town Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Hammond include: Alstork African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (A), Baptist Student Center (B), Holy Ghost Catholic Church (C), Mixon Holy Cross Temple Church of God in Christ (D), Hanson Avenue Church of God (E), Hammond Southern Methodist Church (F), Hammond Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Greenfield Baptist Church (H).

Parks in Hammond include: Hammond Historic District (1), Zemurray Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Hammond compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Hammond:
  • WFPR (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFNO (830 AM; 5 kW; NORCO, LA; Owner: WFNO, L.L.C.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTIB (640 AM; 5 kW; THIBODAUX, LA; Owner: LA TERR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAPF (980 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WABL (1570 AM; 1 kW; AMITE, LA; Owner: SPOTLIGHT BROADCASTING LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hammond:
  • KSLU (90.9 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WHMD (107.1 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WBBE (103.3 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEMX (94.1 FM; KENTWOOD, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTGG (96.5 FM; AMITE, LA; Owner: SOUTHWEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WKSY (106.1 FM; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Hammond:
  • WSTY-LP (Channel 23; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: AMERICAN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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