Hammond is a small city in Louisiana with approximately 21,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) will find no shortage of activities, as they make up a larger portion of the population here (28%) than nationally (14%), while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just under 33, skews decidedly younger than most cities in Louisiana. Residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their residence. At $829 per month, the average rent is just below the state average.
Hammond has an average commute time of about 26 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 36% of commuters, while public transit is not widely used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.
Nine percent of Hammond residents over the age of 25 have a Bachelor's degree, while 5% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are four primary industries in Hammond: entertainment, healthcare, retail, and education. Together, these industries make up 29% of the city's workforce. With an average annual income of about $54K, Hammond workers take home around $7,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).