Hammond, Illinois

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Hammond, Illinois

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High Points

Hammond strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 5% trophy Hammond Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Rents
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Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 18% Hammond Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Hammond, Illinois

Comparing Hammond to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Age of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
People Above Poverty 8 6
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Short Commute Times 2 3
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Hammond Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles E of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Piatt
Standard Zip Codes 61929
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.796
Longitude -88.591

Hammond Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
Distance 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
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Hammond Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 518 100%
Male 273 52.7%
Female 245 47.3%
Under 18 122 23.6%
18+ 396 76.4%
65+ 89 17.2%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 2.95
White 509 98.3%
African-American 3 0.6%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 3 0.6%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Hammond Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 523
Growth 5
Growth % 1%

Hammond Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28.7%
US/American 22%
English 16.1%
Irish 13.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
Dutch 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Italian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Swiss 0.6%
Luxemburger 0.6%
European 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
British 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hammond, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pierson Station (61929)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hammond 518 $51,528
Arthur 2,203 $47,827
Atwood 1,290 $45,625
Bement 1,784 $47,652
Cerro Gordo 1,436 $45,250
Garrett 198 $29,500
Lovington 1,222 $41,544
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