Living In Hammond Indiana


Hammond Population

76,984 residents

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School Rating

1/10 Rating

All About Hammond IN

The city of Hammond Indiana in Lake County is part of the Chicago metropolitan area and was the first industrialized city in the county.  Its almost 77,000 residents make it the largest city in the county. Primarily a working-class area now, this founding NWI city affords a nice variety of housing at reasonable prices. One of the most diverse areas of The Region, as well as a very convenient commuting distance to Chicago, makes this a Northwest Indiana city for all.

Hammond State of the City Address 2024

Listen to Mayor McDermott’s plan for the long-term growth of Hammond Indiana from the annual State of the City Address. They have already accomplished so much. And so much more is planned, such as the downtown revitalization project! The future of Hammond looks very bright, and there’s growth opportunity for investors.



Public Schools In Hammond Indiana

Hammond has two high schools, Morton High School and Hammond Central High School, and 2 charter vocational high schools, Area Career Center and Academy of Science and Technology. Here is the link to the boundary map for the Hammond high schools, including the walker zones.


Hammond Central High School

5926 Calumet Ave., Grades 9-12

Website  –  (219) 933-2442



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School Colors

Black and Silver

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Morton High School

6915 Grand Ave., Grades 9-12

Website  –  (219) 989-7316



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School Colors

Red and Silver

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Eggers Middle School

7-8, 5825 S Blaine Ave.

(219) 933-2449

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Scott Middle School

7-8, 3635 173rd Street

(219) 989-7340

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Burns-Hicks Elementary

PreK-6, 1001 165th Street

(219) 933-2477

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Edison Elementary

PreK-6, 7025 Madison Ave.

(219) 933-2464

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Franklin Elementary

K-6, 1000 116th St., Whiting

(219) 659-1241

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Harding Elementary

K-6, 3211 165th Street

(219) 989-7351

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Hess Elementary

K-6, 3640 Orchard Dr.

(219) 989-7355

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Irving Elementary

K-6, 4727 Pine Avenue

(219) 933-2467

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Jefferson Elementary

K-6, 6940 Northcote Ave.

(219) 989-7353

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Kenwood Elementary

K-6, 6416 Hohman Ave.

(219) 933-2469

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Lincoln Elementary

K-6, 4221 Towle Avenue

(219) 933-2475

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Morton Elementary

K-6, 7006 Marshall Ave.

(219) 989-7336

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O'Bannon Elementary

K-6, 1317 173rd Street

(219) 989-7360

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Wallace Elementary

K-6, 6235 Jefferson Ave.

(219) 933-2479

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Charter Schools In Hammond IN


Hammond Area Career Center

5727 Sohl Ave., Grades 9-12

Website  –  (219) 933-2428



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Hammond Academy of Science and Technology

33 Muenich Ct., Grades 6-12

Website  –  (219) 852-0500



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Private Schools In Hammond

St Casimir School

Grades PreK-8, 4329 Cameron Ave., (219) 932-2686

St John Bosco Elementary School

Grades PreK-8, 1231 171st Pl., (219) 845-6226

Montessori Childrens Schoolhouse

Grades PreK-8, 5935 Hohman Ave., (219) 932-5666

City Baptist Schools

Grades 1-12, 4925 S. Sohl Ave., (219) 228-2750

Bishop Noll Institute

Grades 8-12, 1519 Hoffman St., (219) 923-9058

Colleges And Universities

Calumet College

2400 New York Ave

(219) 473-7770

Purdue University Northwest

2200 169th St

(219) 989-2400



Wicker Memorial Park. Photo Credit: Denise Mathews with


  • Dan Rabin Plaza – Sibley St and Erie-Lackawanna RR Row
  • Erie Lackawanna Linear Trail – Dan Rabin Plaza to Little Calumet River
  • Peoples Park – Sohl and Michigan Aves
  • Turner Park – Michigan St and Sohl Ave
  • Columbia Park – Michigan St and Columbia Ave
  • Triangle Park – Carroll St and May Ave
  • Harrison Park – Waltham Ave and Hohman Ave
  • Hammond Civic Center – Sohl Ave and Eaton St
  • Rose Garden City Hall – Highland St and Calumet Ave
  • Dr Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park – Highland St and Columbia Ave
  • Memorial Park – Highland St and Wallace Rd
  • Edison Park – Madison Ave and Mulberry St
  • Erie Lackawanna Linear Trail – Dan Rabin Plaza to Little Calumet River
  • Indi-Illi Park – Indi-Illi Pkwy and Stateline Ave
  • Monon Trail Greenway – Douglas St to Little Calumet River
  • Optimist Park Youth Sports Complex – River Dr and Columbia Ave
  • Richs Park – 177th St and Harrison Ave
  • Riverside Park – Calumet Ave and River Dr North
  • Triangle Parkway – 165th St and Forest Ave
  • Pulaski Park – 139th St and Sheffield Ave
  • Irving Park – Chicago St and Columbia Ave
  • Hermits Park – 142nd St and Dearborn Ave
  • Amoco Park – 129th St and White Oak Ave
  • Forsythe Park – 119th St and Caroline Ave
  • Lakefront Park and Hammond Marina – 701 Casino Center Dr
  • Lake George and Bike Trail – Wolf Lake to New York Ave Whiting
  • Lost Marsh Golf Course – 901 129th St
  • Wolf Lake Park – 121st St and Calmet Ave
  • Amy Park – 173rd St and Cline Ave
  • Caldwell Park – 173rd St and Parrish Ave
  • Dowling Park – 175th and Parrish Ave
  • Dowling Athletic Complex – 175th and Parrish
  • George Carlson Oxbow Park – 3150177th St
  • Gibson Park – California Ave and Kenwood
  • Hessville Park – 173rd St and Kennedy Ave 
  • Hessville Youth Soccer Complex – 167th St and New Hampshire Ave 
  • Jean Shepherd Community Center – 3031 Mahoney Dr 
  • Phrommer Park – 167th and Grand Ave
  • Wedgewood Park – 3408 173rd St
  • Baring Parkway Greenway – 171st St and Baring Pkwy
  • Knickerbocker Parkway Greenway – 171st and Knickerbocker Pkwy
  • Erie Lackawanna Linear Trail – Dan Rabin Plaza to Little Calumet Riverrk – 3408 173rd St



Subdivisions In Hammond

  • Calumet Center
  • Central Hammond
  • Cline Gardens
  • Columbia Center
  • East Hammond
  • Eastgate
  • Evergreen Park
  • Forest_Ivanhoe Historic District
  • Forest-Moraine Historic District
  • Forestdale
  • Gibson
  • Grand Park
  • Jacobs Square
  • Harrison Park
  • Hessville
  • Historic District
  • Hyde Park
  • Meadows
  • North Hammond
  • Northside
  • Osborn
  • Pulaski Park
  • Roxana
  • Schleicher
  • South Hammond
  • Southside
  • Southview Historic District
  • Turner-Meyn Park
  • Woodmar


HAMMOND INDIANA Community Resources

  • Police Department
  • Fire Departments
  • Hammond Town Hall
  • Hammond Post Office
  • Highland Public Library
  • Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center

Real Estate Market

Housing Market In HAMMOND

The housing market in Hammond is hot, hot, hot as always! Homes for sale in Hammond generally sell very quickly.

Median Home Values


Home values are on the rise in Hammond. The median value rose over 1% since last month and 11.5% in the last 12 months, according to RPR data analysis. The median value of homes in Hammond is now the highest it’s ever been at $261,810.

While the growth flatlined during the initial period when interest rates rose in 2022, Hammond home values have rebounded nicely for the summer homebuying season.

Given the shortage of affordably-priced homes for sale in The Region, Hammond homes should be in demand, and grow in value.

Monthly Hammond Real Estate Market Overview

Whether you are thinking about buying a house in Hammond or already own your own home here, it’s important to know what’s going on in the local real estate market. The charts below shows 30 day activity and six month trends of homes for sale in Hammond Indiana.


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Map Of Hammond IN

Zip Codes Of Hammond Indiana

Hammond IN 46320 boundary map

North Hammond

Zip Code: 46320

Hammond IN 46323 boundary map


Zip Code: 46323

Hammond IN 46324 boundary map

South Hammond

Zip Code: 46324

Hammond IN 46327 boundary map

North Hammond

Zip Code: 46327