Hershey, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Hershey, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Hershey Census Designated Place had a population of 14,467 as of July 1, 2017. Hershey ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hershey is located at latitude 40.2789 and longitude -76.6437 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Hershey Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 423 feet.

The Hershey Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389920) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hershey Census Designated Place is located within Township of Derry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dauphin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hershey population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Hershey, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 14,467
Daytime Population: Workers 34,115
Daytime Population: Residents 7,441
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 41,556
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.87
Population in Households 12,439
Population in Familes 9,173
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,028
Population Density2 1,008
Diversity Index3 41
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,603
Average Household Income $91,512
Per Capita Income $38,407

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,812 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,802 (46.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 453 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $264,398
Average Home Value $302,498
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,614
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 3,100
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.21%
Households 0.21% 0.25%
Families 0.18% 0.16%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Hershey, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hershey to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 49 97th
Population Density # 1070 39th
Diversity Index # 192 89th
Median Household Income # 429 76th
Per Capita Income # 159 91st

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