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Hershey, Pennsylvania

census designated place

Hershey is a census-designated place (CDP) in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. Hershey's chocolates are made in Hershey, which was founded by candy magnate Milton S. Hershey.

Hershey, Pennsylvania
Downtown Hershey at the intersection of Chocolate and Cocoa avenues
Downtown Hershey at the intersection of Chocolate and Cocoa avenues
Motto(s): 
The Sweetest Place on Earth[1]
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: Coordinates: 40°16′42″N 76°39′4″W / 40.27833°N 76.65111°W / 40.27833; -76.65111
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyDauphin
TownshipDerry
Area
 • Total14.4 sq mi (37.3 km2)
 • Land14.4 sq mi (37.2 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
410 ft (120 m)
Population
 • Total14,257
 • Density993/sq mi (383.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
17033
Area code(s)717 Exchanges: 312, 520, 531, 533, 534
FIPS code34-71385
GNIS feature ID1176895
DesignatedMarch 2, 2003[3]

The community is located 14 miles (23 km) east of Harrisburg and is part of the Harrisburg−Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 14,257 at the 2010 census.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Experience Hershey, PA". Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2010 Census Interactive Population Search PA - Hershey CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  3. "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved January 25, 2014.