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0.8% decline
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5.33% growth
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2.58% growth
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1.14% decline


The economy of Hammond, IN employs 32,941 people. The economy of Hammond, IN is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Manufacturing; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 1.8; 1.66; and 1.66 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Hammond, IN are Manufacturing (5,295), Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,192), and Retail trade (3,988), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($56,750), Utilities ($49,688), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,029).

Median household income in Hammond, IN is $41,685. Males in Hammond, IN have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,037. The income inequality of Hammond, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.398 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Hammond, IN. In Lake County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,709. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Hammond, IN is from the county of Lake County, IN.

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Hammond, IN is home to a population of 78,349 people, from which 93.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Hammond, IN is composed of 31,099 White residents (39.7%), 27,975 Hispanic residents (35.7%), 16,863 Black residents (21.5%), 1,276 Two+ residents (1.63%), and 794 Asian residents (1.01%). The most common foreign languages in Hammond, IN are Spanish (16,947 speakers), Arabic (268 speakers), and Chinese (265 speakers), but compared to other places, Hammond, IN has a relative high number of Polish (219 speakers), Spanish (16,947 speakers), and Other Slavic (115 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Hammond, IN awarded 2,489 degrees. The student population of Hammond, IN is skewed towards females, with 910 male students and 1,579 female students. Most students in Hammond, IN are White (1,329 and 53.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (400 and 16.1%), Black or African American (372 and 14.9%), and Asian (73 and 2.93%). The largest universities in Hammond, IN by number of graduates are Purdue University-Calumet Campus (1,994 and 80.1%), Calumet College of Saint Joseph (272 and 10.9%), and Kaplan College-Hammond (223 and 8.96%). The most popular majors in Hammond, IN are Registered Nursing (641 and 25.8%), General Business Administration & Management (107 and 4.3%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (90 and 3.62%). The median tuition costs in Hammond, IN are $17,300 for private four year colleges, and $6,341 and $15,193 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hammond, IN is $87,100, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $88,100 to $87,100, a 1.14% increase. The homeownership rate of Hammond, IN is 60.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Hammond, IN have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hammond, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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