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Hammond is a city in Lake County, in the Chicago metro area.

The community was named after George H. Hammond, a Detroit butcher who founded a meat-packing plant here.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Hammond. For links to other places called Hammond, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Hammond is 41.583N. The longitude is -87.5W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 80,547.


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Median household income
Local
$35,528
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hammond demographic reports
Hammond is on Lake Michigan, at the Illinois border.
Former and merged names include:
· Hohman
· State Line
Public transportation: Hammond Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 668. The number of murders and homicides was 14. The violent crime rate was 8.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "Natural Born Killers"
Wildlife: Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

Hammond attractions: Casino
Historic sites and museums: John Dillinger Museum
Colleges and universities: Purdue University Calumet, Sawyer College-Hammond
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 88

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hammond demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Gary area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46324 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Hammond residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $16,254, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Hammond residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hammond, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $439.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $774.


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Libraries in Hammond include E B Hayward Branch Library, Hammond Public Library, Howard Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hammond include Hammond Times

TV stations in Hammond include WJYS.

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Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hammond political report.

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The average commute time for Hammond workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 33 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 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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