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"The Sweetest Place on Earth"
Hershey is in Dauphin County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area.
The community was named after Milton S. Hershey, owner of the chocolate works
The latitude of Hershey is 40.285N. The longitude is -76.65W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 423 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,771.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hershey demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dauphin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Harrisburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17033 ZIP code.
29% of Hershey residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hershey ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hershey was $28,487, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Hershey residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hershey, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $577. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,383.
Libraries in Hershey include Hershey Public Library ... View libraries
Dauphin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hershey political report.
Hershey restaurants taking online reservations include Circular Dining Room, The Fountain Cafe at the Hotel Hershey ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Hershey workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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