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Pros

-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation

Cons

-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime


What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area


A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.



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Quick Facts About Hammond


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Hammond is 6.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hammond jobs have Increased by 0.96 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Hammond's cost of living is 11.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Hammond's population is 77,614 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -7.86 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Hammond is $75,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -14.36 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Hammond public schools spend $11,920 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Hammond.

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06-10 upda. Im 20 and a resident not an official o
I am a resident of the area, has been my entire life. Growing up there were parts where I was nearly ashamed to be part of this community especially in the early2000's.... (read more)
my home town
I've never lived anywhere else, but have traveled to many U. S. cities. Hammond is an average (okay, maybe less than average city). Housing is affordable, although taxes... (read more)
Living in Hammond Indiana
Hammond Indiana is within easy commute to Chicago and the Downtown area either by car or train, offering you all the advantages of city living, but not at the city cost.... (read more)
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