HERSHEY is an unincorporated community and census-designated place
(CDP) in Derry Township , Dauphin County ,
The community is located 14 miles (23 km) east of Harrisburg and is part of the Harrisburg−Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area . Hershey has no legal status as an incorporated municipality, and all its municipal services are provided by Derry Township. The population was 14,257 at the 2010 census.
It is popularly called "Chocolatetown, USA". Hershey is also referred to as "The Sweetest Place on Earth".
* 1 Geography
* 2 Demographics
* 2.1 2010 * 2.2 2000
* 3 Transportation * 4 Climate * 5 Education * 6 Sports * 7 Points of interest * 8 In popular culture * 9 References * 10 External links
Hershey is located in southeastern Dauphin County, in the center and eastern parts of Derry Township. It is bordered to the east by Palmdale (also in Derry Township) and by Campbelltown (in South Londonderry Township , Lebanon County ). To the west is the borough of Hummelstown . Over half the population of Derry Township is within the Hershey CDP.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau , the Hershey CDP has a total area of 14.4 square miles (37.3 km2), of which 14.4 square miles (37.2 km2) is land and 0.058 square miles (0.15 km2), or 0.41%, is water.
As of the 2010 census, there were 14,257 people living there. Hershey was made up of 83.5% White, 6.6% Asian, 6.2% African American, and 3.5% in other categories. 3.4% identify as Hispanic or Latino.
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,771 people, 5,451 households, and 3,297 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 886.5 people per square mile (342.2/km²). There were 5,887 housing units at an average density of 408.7/sq mi (157.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.07% White , 2.12% African American , 0.06% Native American , 4.87% Asian , 0.01% Pacific Islander , 0.49% from other races , and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino were 1.55% of the population.
There were 5,451 households, out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 20.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,098, and the median income for a family was $63,385. Males had a median income of $42,013 versus $31,086 for females. The per capita for the CDP was $28,487. About 3.8% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line , including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
U.S. Route 422 (Chocolate Avenue) runs through the center of Hershey,
U.S. Route 322 passes south of the center. The two highways merge
at the western end of Hershey, at an interchange with Pennsylvania
Route 39 . US 422 leads east 43 miles (69 km) to Reading , while US
322 leads southeast 28 miles (45 km) to Ephrata and west 15 miles (24
km) to Harrisburg , the state capital. Route 39 provides access to
Hershey is accessible via
Harrisburg International Airport ,
approximately 12 miles (19 km) to the southwest.
From 1944 to 1981, Hershey had its own small general aviation airport on the front lawn of the Milton Hershey Middle School.
Hershey has a humid continental climate, very common in Pennsylvania. Temperatures can be up to 95 °F in the summer, and less than 20 °F in the winter.
CLIMATE DATA FOR HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA
MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR
AVERAGE HIGH °F (°C) 36 (2) 40 (4) 49 (9) 62 (17) 71 (22) 80 (27) 84 (29) 82 (28) 75 (24) 64 (18) 52 (11) 40 (4) 61.3 (16.3)
AVERAGE LOW °F (°C) 20 (−7) 23 (−5) 29 (−2) 39 (4) 48 (9) 58 (14) 62 (17) 61 (16) 53 (12) 42 (6) 33 (1) 25 (−4) 41.1 (5.1)
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION INCHES (MM) 2.96 (75.2) 2.77 (70.4) 3.34 (84.8) 3.68 (93.5) 4.10 (104.1) 4.15 (105.4) 4.56 (115.8) 3.64 (92.5) 3.93 (99.8) 3.49 (88.6) 3.49 (88.6) 3.34 (84.8) 43.45 (1,103.5)
* Derry Township School District – public school
* Hershey High School
* The Vista School – a state approved, private school for autistic students aged 3 to 21 years. * Milton Hershey School – a private philanthropic school founded in 1909 by chocolate magnate Milton Hershey to serve poor children. Currently serves children from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. * Penn State College of Medicine – Medical school affiliated with the Hershey Medical Center
CLUB LEAGUE VENUE ESTABLISHED CHAMPIONSHIPS WON
HERSHEY BEARS AHL , Ice hockey Giant Center 1932 11
Hershey was once home to the
Hershey Wildcats of the A-League . This
professional soccer team folded after the 2001 season when its owners
decided that it would not be successful financially. The Wildcats were
named after a popular roller-coaster in
National Basketball Association player
Wilt Chamberlain scored 100
points for the
Christian Pulisic , 18 year old American soccer player who plays for
Borussia Dortmund and
POINTS OF INTEREST
Hershey Chocolate Factory, 1976.
The community is home to
The Hershey Company , which makes the
Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company owns and operates
The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Milton Hershey School for underprivileged youth are also located in Hershey.
Hershey is also home to four world-class golf courses, a few museums, and an opulent spa.
* AACA Museum , operated by the Antique Automobile Club of America
GIANT Center , home of the
* Hershey Area Playhouse
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Hershey Public Library
* Hershey Recreation Center
* Hershey\'s Chocolate World
IN POPULAR CULTURE
In the Mad Men season 6 finale, "In Care Of", Donald Draper makes a pitch that impresses Hershey's executives. He then reverses the effect (and gets himself suspended from the firm) by sharing his sordid background and the role Hershey's candy bars played in it. At the episode's end, Don takes his children to see the brothel he grew up in, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In the Simpsons episode " Homerland ", Homer says: "I’ve never prayed to a city in my life and if I did it’d be Hershey, Pennsylvania."
* ^ A B "Experience Hershey, PA". Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.
Retrieved December 22, 2015.
* ^ A B C "2010