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The location of Hammond

Welcome to Hammond ...

The city of Hammond is located in Tangipahoa Parish.

The location of Hammond has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Hammond refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hammondite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Hammond has a population of 20,786 people<3> (see below for details).

Hammond was established in 1818.

The community of Hammond is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Hammond lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Hammond lies within the (985) area code.

The ZIP codes for Hammond: 70401-70404<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hammond had a population of 20,019 people (or 16.53% of the total population of Tangipahoa Parish). This makes Hammond the parish's most populous community.

The population of Hammond represents 0.44% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,019 people, the population of Hammond increased 13.49% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,639 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Hammond had an population of 20,786 people. This is an increase of 3.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.84% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hammond.

Communities near Hammond ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Amite City   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the North (N) of Hammond

Livingston   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Hammond

Located in Livingston Parish

Independence   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Hammond

Killian   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Hammond

Located in Livingston Parish

Roseland   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Hammond

Albany   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Hammond

Located in Livingston Parish

Folsom   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Hammond

Located in Saint Tammany Parish

Madisonville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Hammond

Located in Saint Tammany Parish

Springfield   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Hammond

Located in Livingston Parish

Montpelier   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Hammond

Located in Saint Helena Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Hammond.

Communities Also Named Hammond ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Hammond - they are located in California (2), Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maine, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (4), Texas (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hammond.

Websites for Hammond ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hammond. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hammond. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hammond. Our list includes 22 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Hammond:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hammond ...

Looking for more information about Hammond? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hammond, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hammond.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tangipahoa Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hammond:

The official website for Tangipahoa Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Hammond refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Hammond may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hammond.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hammond - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hammond). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hammond or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Hammond includes: 70401, 70402, 70403 & 70404.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hammond) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hammond. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hammond

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hammond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5060, Longitude: -90.4564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hammond have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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