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Population in 2010: 14,257. Population change since 2000: +11.6%
Males: 6,883  (48.3%)
Females: 7,374  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  35.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17033, 17036.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,032 (it was $45,098 in 2000)
Hershey:

$53,032
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,489

Hershey CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $243,034 (it was $151,000 in 2000)
Hershey:

$243,034
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $271,162; Detached houses: $290,194; Townhouses or other attached units: $220,629; In 2-unit structures: $92,200; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $200,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $868.

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  • White alone - 11,615 (81.5%)
  • Asian alone - 943 (6.6%)
  • Black alone - 874 (6.1%)
  • Hispanic - 485 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 244 (1.7%)
  • Other race alone - 70 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 9 (0.06%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hershey: 100.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (23.3%), Irish (11.9%), Italian (9.8%), English (7.7%), Polish (3.2%), United States (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 410 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles.

Population density: 990 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Hershey:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hershey CDP:

  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

1,601 residents are foreign born (3.4% Asia, 3.2% Europe).

This place:  11.5%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Hershey, Pennsylvania as of October 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Hershey to the number of sex offenders is 2,851 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,658 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,041 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (24.7 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (67.1 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (82.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Union Deposit, PA (1.4 miles ), Palmdale, PA (1.5 miles ), Hummelstown borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Campbelltown, PA (1.9 miles ), Palmyra borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Skyline View, PA (2.3 miles ), Rutherford, PA (2.5 miles ), Middletown borough, PA (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 40.28 N, Longitude: 76.65 W

Hershey nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Chocolate Capital of the World, Chocolate Town, The Sweetest Place on Earth

Daytime population change due to commuting: +19,917 (+143.4%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 3,555 (52.4%)

Area code: 717

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Hershey tourist attractions:

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Physicians and surgeons (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Hershey: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Tornado activity:

Hershey-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the Hershey place center caused $18 million in damages.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 tornado 20.3 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hershey-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.1 miles away from Hershey center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from Hershey center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 63.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dauphin County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Andy Potts - Triathlete, Ernie Accorsi - Businessman, Jason Yeisley - Soccer player, Jay Taylor - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: Oct 23, 1976), Scott Sonnon - Martial artist, John D. Payne - Politician, Scott Campbell (American football) - Football player, Steve Fisher (soccer) - Soccer player, Steven Pasquale - Actor, Walter DeVerter - Politician.

Main business address for: HERSHEY FOODS CORP (SUGAR & CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Hershey:

  • M.S. HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, M.C. HU23, UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS CENTER 1400)
  • ALLEGHENY VALLEY SCHOOL (Hospital, 880 POPLAR STREET)
  • HERSHEY OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, 650 CHERRY DRIVE)
  • MILTON S HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 500 UNIVERSITY DRIVE)
  • IHS OF HERSHEY AT WOODLANDS (Nursing Home, 820 RHUE HAUS LANE)

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Airports and heliports located in Hershey:


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Amtrak stations near Hershey:

  • 10 miles: ELIZABETHTOWN (WILSON AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 13 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.
  • 15 miles: MOUNT JOY (DELTA & HENRY STS.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Hershey:

  • Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine (Full-time enrollment: 785; Location: 500 University Dr; Public; Website: www.HMC.psu.edu/COLLEGE/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hershey:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 8 miles; Middletown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,416)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 13 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Messiah College (about 21 miles; Grantham, PA; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 24 miles; Lancaster, PA; FT enrollment: 2,127)
  • York College Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 4,643)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 26 miles; Millersville, PA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Dickinson College (about 30 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,340)

Public high schools in Hershey:

Private high school in Hershey:

  • MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL (Students: 1,703; Location: 830 SPARTAN LN; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Hershey:

  • ST JOAN OF ARC ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 324; Location: 329 W AREBA AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KINDERCARE (Students: 54; Location: 667 CHERRY DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • TENDER YEARS INC (Students: 52; Location: 50 E CHOCOLATE AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KINDERCARE (Students: 20; Location: 400 CENTER VIEW LN; Grades: PK - KG)
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Library in Hershey:

  • HERSHEY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $217,737; Location: 701 COCOA AVE.; 94,674 books; 8,119 audio materials; 6,937 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 227 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please include the Evangelical Free Church of Hershey in your list of churches for Hershey, PA. The Web site is www.hersheyfree.com. added by JR

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Notable locations in Hershey: Hotel Hershey Golf Course (A), Hershey Spring Creek Golf (B), Hershey Parkview Golf (C), Hershey Country Club and Golf Courses (D), Hershey Nursery (E), The Hotel Hershey (F), The Hershey Lodge and Convention Center (G), Hershey Information Center (H), Founders Hall (I), Hershey Museum of American Life (J), Hershey Volunteer Fire Company Station 48 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hershey include: Balsbaugh Church (A), Fishburns Church (B), Spring Creek Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hershey Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Hershey include: Zoo America (1), Hershey Park (2), Hershey Park Arena (3), Hershey Gardens (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: East Coast Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 675 East Canal Road).

Hotels: Hampton Inn & Suites Hershey (749 East Chocolate Avenue), Days Inn Hershey (350 West Chocolate Avenue), Econo Lodge Hershey (115 Lucy Avenue), Di Limousine Service (350 West Chocolate Avenue), Great Vacations of Hershey (176 Hershey Park Drive), Catherine's At Spinner's (845 East Chocolate Avenue), Best Western Inn Hershey (Route 422 And Sipe Avenue), Chocolatetown Motel (1806 East Chocolate Av), Addey's Inn of Hershey (150 East Governor Road).

 
Dauphin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.3. This is worse than average.
City:

39.3
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.187. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.187
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.1
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hershey and their reported violations in the past:

HERSHEY OVERSEAS VETS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2000), St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.9%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.5% for Black residents, 44.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 21.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  55.4%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Hershey, PA

People in group quarters in Hershey in 2010:

  • 1,919 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 105 people in college/university student housing
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Hershey in 2000:

  • 429 people in nursing homes
  • 237 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

Hershey compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Giant Center. Capacity: 12,500.

Banks with branches in Hershey (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Hershey @ Giant Branch, Hershey Branch, University Branch, Heritage Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: East Chocolate Branch at 1661 East Chocolate Avenue, branch established on 1993/09/07; West Chocolate Branch at 740 West Chocolate Avenue, branch established on 1979/08/27. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: Cocoa Ave Branch at 1212 Cocoa Avenue, branch established on 1996/11/25. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Hershey Branch at 1110 Cocoa Avenue, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Susquehanna Bank: Hershey Branch at 201 W. Chocolate Avenue, branch established on 2006/03/27. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Hershey Branch at 27 Ridge Road, branch established on 1972/09/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Hershey, Pennsylvania:

  • Econo Lodge Hershey, 115 Lucy Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 , Phone: (717) 533-2515, Fax: (717) 533-2543
  • Rodeway Inn, 43 W Areba Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 , Phone: (717) 533-7054
  • Pinehurst Inn Bed & Breakfast, 50 NE Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 , Phone: (717) 533-2603
  • The Hershey Lodge & Conv Center, Wchocolate Ave/university Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 , Phone: (717) 543-3006, Fax: (717) 533-9642
  • Triangle Motel, 1518 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 , Phone: (717) 533-2384, Fax: (717) 533-3078
  • Hampton Inn & Suites-Hershey, 749 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 , Phone: (717) 533-8400, Fax: (717) 520-1892
  • Springhill Suites By Marriott Hershey, 115 Museum Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 , Phone: (717) 583-2222, Fax: (717) 583-2111
  • Days Inn Hershey, 350 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 , Phone: (717) 534-2162, Fax: (717) 533-6409
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Hershey travel time to work - commute


Hershey mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hershey CDP (based on Dauphin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.54%
Here49.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents33.2%17.4%13.3%4.7%4.5%
Congregations6.2%21.8%14.5%6.2%3.6%
NameJewish General Conference Churches of GodEvangelical Free Church of AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents4.0%2.6%2.6%2.0%15.7%
Congregations1.8%6.2%1.5%2.5%35.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 51
Dauphin County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
Dauphin County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 90
Dauphin County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 224
Here:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Dauphin County:

30.9%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

11.5%

6.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,939 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($246 average AGI)
Dauphin County:

0.09%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cumberland County, PA  1.08% ($36,392 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.44% ($36,810)
from York County, PA  0.44% ($31,613)


5.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,286 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($229 average AGI)
Dauphin County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, PA  1.22% ($40,564 average AGI)
to Lebanon County, PA  0.49% ($43,425)
to York County, PA  0.41% ($38,885)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hershey:

  • WWSM (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANNVILLE-CLEONA, PA; Owner: PATRICK H. SICKAFUS)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTKT (1460 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WSBA (910 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WWII (720 AM; daytime; 2 kW; SHIREMANSTOWN, PA; Owner: HENSLEY BROADCASTING)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hershey:

  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WWKL (92.1 FM; PALMYRA, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHKF (99.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNK-FM (104.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRBT (94.9 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJAZ (91.7 FM; SUMMERDALE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. COMMWEALTH SYS. HGHR ED)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQIC (100.1 FM; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLAN-FM (96.9 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hershey:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGCB-TV (Channel 49; RED LION, PA; Owner: RED LION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hershey)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hershey, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hershey)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Hershey)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$187,97372$195,580245$207,65722$119,3321$604,08014$158,302
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$447,1352$159,19519$220,3062$27,6250$01$117,080
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$159,0213$260,06074$215,5339$81,0590$03$141,260
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$218,3386$224,16046$211,0725$135,4000$01$166,020
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$010$194,7491$29,0900$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0241.01 , 0241.02, 0241.03, 0242.00, 0243.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$239,82811$232,580
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$240,1832$243,620
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$242,9501$100,970
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0241.01 , 0241.02, 0241.03, 0242.00, 0243.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 86
  • Hazardous Condition: 66
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Hershey


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hershey, PA

Most common first names in Hershey, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15777.4 years
Mary15681.3 years
William10479.3 years
Robert8771.4 years
Charles7678.4 years
Anna7683.3 years
Harry7378.6 years
Helen6882.1 years
Elizabeth6580.5 years
James6575.7 years
Most common last names in Hershey, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller5181.8 years
Smith4581.0 years
Wagner2680.6 years
Long2581.5 years
Snyder2077.8 years
Zimmerman2083.2 years
Boyer1976.0 years
Hetrick1777.6 years
Landis1778.5 years
Foreman1678.1 years
Businesses in Hershey, PA
NameCountNameCount
Aeropostale1IZOD1
Ann Taylor1J.Crew1
Bath & Body Works1Jones New York1
Best Western1Kroger2
Blockbuster1Lane Bryant1
Brooks Brothers1Marriott1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Catherines1Motel 61
Chico's1Motherhood Maternity1
Clarks1Nike1
Comfort Inn1Pac Sun1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Red Robin1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
DressBarn1Rodeway Inn1
Dunkin Donuts3Rue211
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1Staples1
FedEx4Starbucks2
GNC1Subway2
Gap1Talbots1
Gymboree1Travelodge1
Houlihan's1UPS7
Howard Johnson1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Hershey, PA

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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Jonathan E. Buck (21)
  • Hurley Chester Moll (12)
  • Kevin E. Walker (11)
  • Chien-Ping Kao (9)
  • David Stanley Szczesny (6)
  • David Szczesny (6)
  • Robert D. Rix (6)
  • Michael Anthony Correll (5)
  • David S. Szczesny (4)
  • James R. Connor (4)

Total of 181 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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