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Hammond, Indiana

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Hammond is a city located in Lake County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 83,048.

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Geography

Hammond is located at 41°36'40" North, 87°29'35" West (41.611185, -87.493080)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 64.3 km² (24.8 mi²). 59.3 km² (22.9 mi²) of it is land and 5.1 km² (2.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 7.85% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 83,048 people, 32,026 households, and 20,880 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,401.4/km² (3,630.0/mi²). There are 34,139 housing units at an average density of 576.1/km² (1,492.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 72.35% White, 14.57% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 9.32% from other races, and 2.81% from two or more races. 21.04% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 32,026 households out of which 31.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% are married couples living together, 16.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% are non-families. 29.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.23.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $35,528, and the median income for a family is $42,221. Males have a median income of $35,778 versus $25,180 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,254. 14.3% of the population and 12.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.7% of those under the age of 18 and 9.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Neighborhoods of Hammond, Indiana

  • Robertsdale
  • North Hammond
  • Harrison Park
  • Glendale Park
  • Sohl (Little Waco)
  • South Hammond
  • Woodmar
  • Hessville

History of Hammond, Indiana

Hammond was incorporated on April 21, 1884. On June 22, 1918, the Hammond circus train wreck occurred about 5 1/2 miles east of the city, killing 86 and injuring 127 persons.

According to the 1960 U.S. Census Hammond's population reached a record high of 111,698 residents.

Famous and Significant People Who Lived in Hammond, Indiana

City Government

The Mayor is Thomas McDermott Junior. He is the son of former mayor Thomas McDermott Senior.

Past Mayors

  • 1884 to 1888 Marcus Towle - Republican
  • 1888 to 1893 Thomas Hammond - Democrat
  • 1893 to 1894 Patrick Reilly - Democrat
  • 1894 to 1898 Fred R. Mott - Republican
  • 1898 to 1902 Patrick Reilly - Democrat
  • 1902 to 1904 Armanis F. Knotts - Republican
  • 1904 to 1911 Lawrence Becker - Democrat
  • 1911 to 1918 John D. Smalley - Democrat
  • 1918 to 1925 Daniel Brown - Republican
  • 1925 to 1930 Adrian E. Tinkham - Republican
  • 1930 to 1935 Charles O. Schonert - Republican
  • 1935 to 1942 Frank Martin - Democrat
  • 1942 to 1948 G. Bertram Smith - Democrat
  • 1948 to 1956 Vernon C. Anderson - Republican
  • 1956 to 1968 Edward Dowling - Democrat
  • 1968 to 1976 Joseph Klen - Democrat
  • 1976 to 1984 Edward J. Raskosky - Democrat
  • 1984 to 1992 Thomas M. McDermott - Republican
  • 1992 to 2004 Duane W. Dedelow Jr. - Republican
  • 2004 to Date Thomas M. McDermott Jr. - Democrat

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