Hammond, Indiana Population 2021

74,812
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Hammond is a city located in Lake County Indiana. With a 2020 population of 74,812, it is the 8th largest city in Indiana and the 484th largest city in the United States . Hammond is currently declining at a rate of -0.47% annually and its population has decreased by -7.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 80,830 in 2010. Hammond reached it's highest population of 111,698 in 1960. Spanning over 25 miles, Hammond has a population density of 3,289 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hammond is $57,979 with a poverty rate of 22.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $879 per month, and the median house value is $91,700. The median age in Hammond is 35.7 years, 34.3 years for males, and 36.7 years for females.

Hammond Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hammond was:

  • White: 49.51%
  • Other race: 23.24%
  • Black or African American: 22.33%
  • Two or more races: 3.34%
  • Asian: 1.24%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Hammond, Indiana is 74,812 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 75,877.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 80,830.

Hammond, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,90149.51%
Some Other Race17,78923.24%
Black or African American17,09422.33%
Two or More Races2,5573.34%
Asian9501.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native2340.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.03%
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Hammond Population by Race

Hammond Population Pyramid $2021

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Hammond Median Age

35.7


Total

34.3


Male

36.7


Female

Hammond Adults

There are 57,426 adults, (9,391 of whom are seniors) in Hammond.

Hammond Age Dependency

59.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Hammond Sex Ratio

Female

39,393

51.46%

Male

37,154

48.54%

Hammond Population by Age

Hammond Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hammond Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.5%22.5%
All60.6%39.4%
Male58%42%
Non Family54.3%45.7%
Female42.8%57.2%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hammond Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,6202.6460.6
Non Family10,6581.2354.3
Married10,4233.4977.5
Female5,7953.4742.8
Male1,7443.458

3.34

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Hammond Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4847.14%
9th to 12th Grade5,23710.73%
High School Graduate18,79438.50%
Some College10,54721.61%
Associates Degree3,7547.69%
Bachelors Degree5,12710.50%
Graduate Degree1,8733.84%
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Hammond Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hammond Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,14819,3884,188
Hispanic15,98511,1421,324
Black9,7068,6931,089
Other Race9,3486,299498
2+ Races925744164
Asian525474258
Native American17913761
Islander2222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.14%.

Hammond Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,803$40,442$27,407
Less Than 9th Grade$27,967$34,966$20,767
High School Graduate$31,896$37,528$24,249
Some College$35,115$44,031$30,105
Bachelors Degree$42,604$49,140$36,866
Graduate Degree$51,452$57,621$48,333

$33,803

Average Earnings

$40,442

Average Male

$27,407

Average Female

Hammond Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hammond Language by Age

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Hammond Language

73.16% of Hammond residents speak only English, while 26.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.16% of the population.

Hammond Language

Hammond Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic28,9766,24121.54%
Black16,7735,38532.11%
White27,7924,41915.90%
Other17,6794,27024.15%
Multiple2,42783834.53%
Asian80920224.97%
Native2344418.80%

22.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.90%

Male Poverty Rate

25.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hammond

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hammond is Multiple, with 34.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hammond is White, with 15.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.91%.

Hammond Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.44%
Some College17.47%
High School16.91%
Bachelors or Greater9.98%

Hammond Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed52.78%
Male Unemployed31.81%
Female Employed11.71%
Male Employed7.27%

Hammond Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hammond Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,406$57,979
Families$53,566$65,723
Married Families$67,496$80,473
Non Families$31,881$40,967
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Income by Household Type

Hammond Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Hammond Married by Age and Sex

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Hammond Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hammond Marital Status by Race

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Hammond Marital Status

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3,488

Number of Veterans

3,187

Male Veterans

301

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,192
First Gulf War532
Second Gulf War421
Korea255
World War II67

Hammond Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74946
55 to 64920
75+699
35 to 54656
18 to 34267

Hammond Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3007.29%
Hispanic7603.79%
Black7036.15%
Other Race3693.07%
Asian617.05%
2+ Races312.25%
Native American2413.41%

Hammond Veterans by Race

Hammond Veterans by Education

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9.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hammond Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Hammond Employment by Age

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Hammond Employment by Race

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Hammond Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.65%

Born in Hammond

88.03%

Native Born

11.97%

Foreign Born

6.91%

Non Citizen

5.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.03% of Hammond residents were born in the United States, with 44.65% having been born in Indiana. 6.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hammond Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202174,812-355-0.47%
202075,167-355-0.47%
201975,522-355-0.47%
201875,877-612-0.80%
201776,489-662-0.86%
201677,151-537-0.69%
201577,688-898-1.14%
201478,586-423-0.54%
201379,009-639-0.80%
201279,648-572-0.71%
201180,220-498-0.62%
201080,718-2,330-0.28%
200083,048-1,188-0.14%
199084,236-9,478-1.06%
198093,714-14,269-1.41%
1970107,983-3,715-0.34%
1960111,69824,1042.46%
195087,59417,4102.24%
194070,1845,6240.84%
193064,56028,5566.01%
192036,00415,0795.58%
191020,9258,5495.39%
190012,3766,9488.59%
18905,4280.00%

Hammond Population by Year