Hershey is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Hershey Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Dauphin County at latitude 40.2859 and longitude -76.6502. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 423 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Hershey Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 14.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.Photos of the local Hershey, PA area
Also See: Hershey, PA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|Population in Households||12,349|
|Population in Familes||9,145|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,029|
|Average Household Size||2.21|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||6,060 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,819 (46.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,780 (45.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||461 ( 7.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$247,798|
|Average Home Value||$297,836|
|Median Household Income||$55,069|
|Average Household Income||$77,809|
|Per Capita Income||$31,696|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||5.31%|
|Per Capita Income||4.16%|
The table below compares Hershey to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.
|Total Population||# 48||97th|
|Population Density1||# 1076||39th|
|Diversity Index2||# 199||89th|
|Median Household Income||# 532||70th|
|Per Capita Income||# 262||85th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.