Hershey, Pennsylvania Population 2020

14,654
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Hershey is a city located in Pennsylvania. Hershey has a 2020 population of 14,654. Hershey is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 2.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,257 in 2010. Hershey reached it's highest population of 14,793 in 2017.

The average household income in Hershey is $106,741 with a poverty rate of 7.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,058 per month, and the median house value is $272,100. The median age in Hershey is 46.2 years, 46 years for males, and 47.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.0 males.

Hershey Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hershey was:

  • White: 82.32%
  • Other race: 8.41%
  • Asian: 5.46%
  • Black or African American: 2.68%
  • Two or more races: 1.10%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Hershey, Pennsylvania is 14,654, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,542.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,257.

Hershey, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,06382.32%
Some Other Race1,2338.41%
Asian8005.46%
Black or African American3922.68%
Two or More Races1611.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.03%
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Hershey Population by Race

Hershey Population Pyramid 2020

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Hershey Median Age

46.2


Total

46


Male

47.9


Female

Hershey Adults

There are 11,906 adults, (2,383 of whom are seniors) in Hershey.

Hershey Age Dependency

53.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Hershey Sex Ratio

Female

7,754

52.91%

Male

6,900

47.09%

Hershey Population by Age

Hershey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hershey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.7%21.3%
All51.5%48.5%
Female33.7%66.3%
Male32.5%67.5%
Non Family26.5%73.5%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hershey Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5332.2951.5
Married2,5632.9578.7
Non Family2,2571.2526.5
Female4482.8733.7
Male2653.7532.5

2.94

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Hershey Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0679.87%
9th to 12th Grade2302.13%
High School Graduate1,58214.63%
Some College1,38112.77%
Associates Degree1,59914.78%
Bachelors Degree2,53823.47%
Graduate Degree2,41922.37%
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Hershey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hershey Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,7368,5244,230
Hispanic1,20714283
Other Race1,04898
Asian569550479
Black260259130
Multiple Races393930
Native American555

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Hershey Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,583$44,831$41,386
Less Than High School$$43,756$150,820
High School Grad$31,813$44,808$16,484
Some College$41,188$41,120$41,193
Bachelors Degree$51,905$80,115$39,295
Graduate Degree$59,632$93,750$52,736

$43,583

Average Earnings

$44,831

Average Male

$41,386

Average Female

Hershey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hershey Language by Age

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Hershey Language

81.72% of Hershey residents speak only English, while 18.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.28% of the population.

Hershey Language

Hershey Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,6817906.76%
Asian80012115.13%
Black3688924.18%
Hispanic1,573603.81%
Multiple1353425.19%
Other1,233241.95%

7.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.65%

Male Poverty Rate

10.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hershey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hershey is Multiple, with 25.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hershey is Other, with 1.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.84%.

Hershey Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School6.38%
Bachelors or Greater5.79%
Some College4.83%
Less Than High School1.77%

Hershey Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.66%
Female Employed7.86%
Male Unemployed4.88%
Male Employed2.11%

Hershey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hershey Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,688$106,741
Families$96,963$140,640
Married Families$114,776-
Non Families$43,628$56,200
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Income by Household Type

Hershey Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Hershey Married by Age and Sex

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Hershey Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Hershey Marital Status by Race

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Hershey Marital Status

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880

Number of Veterans

801

Male Veterans

79

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War244
Vietnam216
Second Gulf War192
Korea132
World War II68

Hershey Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+334
35 to 54205
65 to 74153
55 to 64111
18 to 3477

Hershey Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8638.76%
2 or More914.06%
Black82.85%

Hershey Veterans by Race

Hershey Veterans by Education

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1.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hershey Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Hershey Employment by Age

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Hershey Employment by Race

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Hershey Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.92%

Born in Pennsylvania

86.06%

Native Born

13.94%

Foreign Born

10.35%

Non Citizen

3.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.06% of Hershey residents were born in the United States, with 48.92% having been born in Pennsylvania. 10.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hershey Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,6540.00%
201914,6541120.77%
201814,542-251-1.70%
201714,7934553.17%
201614,338-131-0.91%
201514,4692972.10%
201414,1722962.13%
201313,876-14-0.10%
201213,8902191.60%
201113,671-586-4.11%
201014,2570.00%

Hershey Population by Year