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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Hummelstown had a population of 4,674 as of July 1, 2016. Hummelstown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hummelstown is located at latitude 40.2653 and longitude -76.7128 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Hummelstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 384 feet.

The Borough of Hummelstown (GNIS ID: 1215164) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hummelstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hummelstown: Frederickstown.

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Hummelstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,674
Population in Households 4,674
Population in Familes 3,670
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,808
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 2,000
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,262
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,167 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 833 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $177,076
Average Home Value $184,961


Median Household Income $54,230
Average Household Income $65,404
Per Capita Income $27,986
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.42%
Households 0.51% 0.45%
Families 0.36% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hummelstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hummelstown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 281 84th
Population Density1 # 277 84th
Diversity Index2 # 541 69th
Median Household Income # 609 65th
Per Capita Income # 573 68th

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