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Hammond is in Tangipahoa Parish.
The community was named for Peter Hammond, Swedish immigrant.
The latitude of Hammond is 30.504N. The longitude is -90.461W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,715.
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7% of Hammond residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hammond ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hammond was $15,145, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Hammond residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Hammond include Hammond Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Hammond, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $371. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $761.
Libraries in Hammond include Hammond Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hammond include Hammond Daily Star
Tangipahoa Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hammond political report.
The average commute time for Hammond workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hammond between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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