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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Hummelstown had a population of 4,665 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hummelstown: Frederickstown.

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


Total Population 4,665
Daytime Population: Workers 1,326
Daytime Population: Residents 2,108
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,434
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 4,665
Population in Familes 3,658
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,801
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $55,433
Average Household Income $67,731
Per Capita Income $28,922


Total Housing Units 2,109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,169 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 823 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $179,714
Average Home Value $189,222


Total Households 1,992
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,257
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.38% 0.42%
Households 0.38% 0.4%
Families 0.26% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

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, 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 # 283 84th
Population Density # 282 84th
Diversity Index # 548 69th
Median Household Income # 645 63rd
Per Capita Income # 607 66th

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