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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Hershey is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 14,542. Hershey is in Dauphin County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Hershey offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hershey there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Hershey and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hershey are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$270,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,008
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Hershey Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Hershey

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,834
National
$55,322
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Hershey Reviews

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I have moved schools many times and one thing that’s different about HHS is that it doesn’t have as many cliques or groups as some other schools. Everyone is friends with everyone and there aren't too many grudges between people either. Another reason for why I like HHS are the classes it offers, I truly enjoy a lot of my classes, and with the quarantine thing that is going on lately I miss school a lot all the way from my friends to different classes. The thing I like most about school is that I get to meet my friends! And I get to learn a lot of things, both academically and daily life matters. I really like going to school cause I love hanging out with my friends and getting to meet and know new people everyday. Students aren't the only amazing people at HHS, the staff and the teachers are always very friendly, kind, cooperative and helpful. These are some of the multiple reasons I've always felt so comfortable at HHS both in both academic and emotional aspects
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Hershey is a quaint little town tucked away in Central Pennsylvania that offers many family friendly activities such as Hershey Park, Chocolate World, Hershey Museum, playgrounds, camp sites and eateries. Milton Hershey is the founder of Hershey, as well as the mastermind behind the Hershey Chocolate Factory. As you may gather, the town of Hershey has a vibrant history all thanks to the work and dedication of Mr. Hershey. One of the best parts about Hershey is that when the wind blows the right way, the air smells like chocolate!
One thing I would change about Hershey is the demography. I would like to see more diversity, which, in turn, would positively impact the community. More cultural diversity would teach us about other people's views points, lives and break down any possible ethnocentricity. Overall, a larger mixing of cultures would enrich the community as a whole.
I lived in Hershey for two years and I loved it! It has a small town feel with many things to do. There are concerts in the summer, free concerts in the square. You can walk to many restaurants and shops around town. There is an amazing bike trail or walking trail by the hospital. Schools are top notch. It does need to expand on diverse restaurants and get a better grocery store. Always something to do without going far! It is also very safe.