Hammond has the 1494th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Hammond is part of the Baton Rouge metro area. Unemployment in the Baton Rouge area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Baton Rouge has the 58th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Hammond is below average at $43,700, and the median cost of a home in Hammond is $152,800, which is below the national average. 28% of workers in Hammond hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 77% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Hammond. 79% of Hammond workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Hammond spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.