Hammond

Welcome to Hammond

Urban Elegance
 
Experience the dynamic allure of urban living with a touch of historic charm in Hammond, just 25 miles from the bustling metropolis of Chicago. Thanks to its prime location, Hammond offers residents a perfect blend of proximity to the vibrant city life of Chicago and the charming ambiance of its own historic neighborhoods. With a myriad of amenities, attractions, and entertainment options in store, Hammond presents an enticing opportunity for those seeking a luxurious and carefree lifestyle.
 

What to Love

  • Proximity to Chicago: Enjoy easy access to Chicago's world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment while relishing the more relaxed pace of life in Hammond.
  • Convenient Connectivity: Serving as a vital transportation hub, the South Shore Train Station offers seamless connectivity to the bustling metropolis of Chicago and beyond.
  • Historic Charm: Immerse yourself in Hammond's rich history and heritage through its historic neighborhoods and landmarks that offer a glimpse into the past.
  • Purdue University Northwest stands as a beacon of academic excellence and innovation. Boasting a rich history of providing top-tier education, this esteemed institution offers a range of programs tailored to meet the needs of modern professionals.

Local Lifestyle

Hammond offers a vibrant lifestyle, attracting residents who appreciate the convenience of urban living combined with the warmth of a close-knit community. From exploring the historic architecture and quaint streets to engaging in events and festivals, Hammond offers a range of experiences that cater to different interests and passions. Whether it's savoring culinary delights at local eateries, attending live performances, or simply strolling through scenic parks, residents of Hammond enjoy a lifestyle that celebrates both the past and the present.
 

Dining and Shopping

For those feeling lucky, the Horseshoe Casino offers an exciting venue for gaming, dining, and entertainment, complete with upscale restaurants and shopping experiences that add to the town's allure. It’s a top spot for casual dining and tons of fun. Check out the fantastic menus at Jack Binion’s Steak, Foo Noodle Bar, and The Eatery.
 

Entertainment and Things to Do

For sports enthusiasts and fitness fans, the Hammond Sportsplex is a premier destination for athletic excellence and recreational enjoyment. This state-of-the-art facility offers a plethora of amenities, including spacious courts, well-equipped gyms, a walking track, and versatile workout spaces. Whether you're honing your skills on the basketball court, participating in group fitness classes, or hosting a tournament, the Hammond Sportsplex provides the perfect setting for athletes of all levels.
 
Embrace the excitement and the ultimate entertainment experience at the renowned Horseshoe Casino, located along Lake Michigan. The Horseshoe Casino holds a dazzling array of gaming options, upscale amenities, and world-class entertainment, this premier casino destination promises an unforgettable escape for entertainment enthusiasts. From exhilarating table games and slot machines to luxurious accommodations and gourmet dining, Horseshoe Casino offers a lavish retreat.
 
Experience the excitement of the Festival of the Lakes, an annual five-day celebration featuring live music, food vendors, games and carnival rides, and fireworks, drawing crowds from near and far.
 
Explore the Indiana Welcome Center, where you can discover the town's history through the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall and events that showcase its unique identity. Don’t forget to check out the gift shop.

Overview for Hammond, IN

77,491 people live in Hammond, where the median age is 36.3 and the average individual income is $23,821. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

77,491

Total Population

36.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$23,821

Average individual Income

Around Hammond, IN

There's plenty to do around Hammond, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

32
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
42
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Grub Stop, Santa Maria Bakery, and Cielito Lindo Cafe.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.83 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.85 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 2.1 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.9 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.63 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 4.79 miles 48 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Hammond, IN

Hammond has 29,321 households, with an average household size of 2.61. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hammond do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 77,491 people call Hammond home. The population density is 3,409.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

77,491

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.3

Median Age

49.09 / 50.91%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
29,321

Total Households

2.61

Average Household Size

$23,821

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Hammond, IN

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The following schools are within or nearby Hammond. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Montessori Childrens Schoolhouse
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
City Baptist Schools
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
St John Bosco Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Donald E Gavit Middle/High School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Annie Burns-Hicks Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Morton Senior High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Warren G Harding Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Thomas A Edison Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Morton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Lew Wallace Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Frank O'Bannon Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Excel Center - Hammond
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Charles N Scott Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
Washington Irving Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Hammond Academy of Science & Technical
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Area Career Center
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Joseph Hess Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Kenwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Hammond Central High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Henry W Eggers Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
George Rogers Clark Md/High School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
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