Hershey, PA Population

Population: 12,771
Males: 5,916 (46.3%), Females: 6,855 (53.7%)

Dauphin County

Zip code: 17033

Median resident age: 41.8 years
Median household income: $45,098
Median house value: $153,400

Races in Hershey:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.1%)
  • Chinese (2.1%)
  • Black (2.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian Indian (1.2%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (35.9%), Italian (13.6%), Irish (13.5%), English (12.6%), Polish (5.1%), United States (3.4%).

Elevation: 410 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Hershey

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 41.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hershey CDP

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

6.6% Foreign born (3.7% Asia, 1.7% Europe).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Hershey:

  • MILTON S HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER,THE (500 UNIVERSITY DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Hershey:

  • PHILHAVEN HOSP (about 13 miles; MT GRETNA, PA)
  • HARRISBURG STATE HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • PINNACLE HEALTH SYSTEM (about 15 miles; HARRISBURG, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hershey:

  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 10 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Abbreviation: MDT)
  • LANCASTER (about 28 miles; LANCASTER, PA; Abbreviation: LNS)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 49 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hershey:

Amtrak stations near Hershey:

  • 10 miles: ELIZABETHTOWN (WILSON AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 16 miles: MOUNT JOY (DELTA & HENRY STS.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: HARRISBURG (4TH & CHESTNUT STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Hershey:

  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (Full-time enrollment: 634; Location: 500 UNIVERSITY DR; Public; Website: www.collmed.psu.edu/; Offers Doctor’s degree)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hershey:

  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 8 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 17 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,653)
  • YORK COLLEGE PENNSYLVANIA (about 19 miles; YORK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,541)
  • MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 26 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,761)
  • MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 29 miles; MILLERSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,384)
  • DICKINSON COLLEGE (about 39 miles; CARLISLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,098)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 48 miles; READING, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,003)

Schools

Public high school in Hershey:

  • HERSHEY HS (Students: 1,125; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Hershey:

  • MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL (Students: 1,068; Location: FOUNDERS HALL P O BOX 830; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Hershey:

  • HERSHEY MS (Students: 891; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HERSHEY INTRMD EL SCH (Students: 502; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • HERSHEY PRIMARY EL SCH (Students: 470; Grades: 02 – 03)
  • HERSHEY EARLY CHILDHOOD CTR (Students: 460; Grades: KG – 01)
  • SOUTH HANOVER EL SCH (Students: 372; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Hershey:

  • ST JOAN OF ARC ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 329 WEST AREBA AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • HERSHEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 113; Location: HILL TOP RD PO BOX 351; Grades: KG – 6)
  • TENDER YEARS INC (Students: 54; Location: 50 E CHOCOLATE AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER 754 (Students: 45; Location: 667 CHERRY DR; Grades: KG – 6)
  • MAGIC YEARS (Students: 5; Location: 400 CENTER VIEW LANE; Grades: KG – 1)

Libraries

Library in Hershey:

  • HERSHEY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $989,111; Location: 701 COCOA AVE; 81,803 books; 7,702 audio materials; 5,177 video materials; 254 serial subscriptions)

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