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Overview

Introduction to Hammond, Louisiana

Hammond, Louisiana, in Tangipahoa county, is 37 miles N of Kenner, Louisiana (center to center) and 44 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Hammond History

Hammond is named after Swedish immigrant called Peter Hammond, who first settled in this area in 1818. At the time of American Civil War, Hammond served as a shoemaking center for the Confederacy. The city is also known as the Strawberry Capital of America for being a major shipping point for the strawberries.

Hammond and nearby Attractions

  • Hammond Square Shopping Center
  • Zemurray Park
  • Hammond Historic District
  • Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum

Things To Do In Hammond

Hammond Square Shopping Center and West Gate Shopping Center are ideal places to hang out with friends and family. Residents also love to visit Hammond Historic District and Zemurray Park. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum is popular among the history lovers. There are various festivals and events held in the city such as the Fall Swamp Pop Music Festival, Juneteenth Festival, and Alligator Day.

Hammond Transportation

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport provides air transportation opportunities.

Hammond Higher Education

Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana Technical College - Hammond Area Campus, and Coastal College - Hammond are located in the city.

People

Total Population 20,272
Male Share of the Population 45%
Female Share of the Population 55%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,444
Age of the Population 28

Families

% of people married 29.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.6%
Median Earnings25+ $26,687
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,221
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,853

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,886
% Above Poverty Level 68.5%
% Below Poverty Level 31.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $749
Median House Value $148,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 7.5%
Irish 6.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hammond Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles N of Kenner, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Tangipahoa
Standard Zip Codes 70401, 70403
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70404
Company Zip Codes 70402
Phone Area Codes 985
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.504
Longitude -90.461

Hammond Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HAMMOND 5 E
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 62 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 64 inches
Station AMITE
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 81 F
Annual Precip 65.7 inches
Station FRANKLINTON 3 SW
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 81 F
Annual Precip 64.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albany 1,481 $70,726
Independence 1,613 $26,250
Killian 1,030 $69,519
Ponchatoula 6,845 $58,274
Springfield 418 $53,438
Tickfaw 646 $47,059

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hammond Hospitals

NORTH OAKS MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
15790 PAUL VEGA MD DRIVE
(985) 345-2700
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hammond High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

HAMMOND HIGH SCHOOL
45168 RIVER ROAD
985-345-7235
Serves 1,273 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

TANGIPAHOA PARISH PM HIGH SCHOOL
411 CRYSTAL STREET
985-542-5634
A Non-traditional School
Serves 99 students.

HAMMOND DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER/SSD#1
45439 LIVE OAK DRIVE
225-567-7390
A Special Education School
Serves 3 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3

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