Hershey, Pennsylvania Population 2020

14,542

Hershey is a city located in Pennsylvania. Hershey has a 2020 population of 14,542. Hershey is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 2.00% 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 $98,325 with a poverty rate of 7.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,008 per month, and the median house value is $270,700. The median age in Hershey is 40.8 years, 40.3 years for males, and 41.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 70.6 males.

Hershey Demographics

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

  • White: 89.02%
  • Asian: 4.23%
  • Black or African American: 3.34%
  • Other race: 1.71%
  • Two or more races: 1.68%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Hershey, Pennsylvania is 14,542, 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
White12,94689.02%
Asian6154.23%
Black or African American4853.34%
Some Other Race2481.71%
Two or More Races2451.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.02%

Hershey Population Pyramid 2020

Hershey Median Age

40.8


Total

40.3


Male

41.6


Female

Hershey Adults

There are 11,845 adults, (2,546 of whom are seniors) in Hershey.

Hershey Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Hershey Sex Ratio

Female

8,526

58.63%

Male

6,016

41.37%

Hershey Households and Families

Hershey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hershey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
All50.9%49.1%
Male42.9%57.1%
Female35.7%64.3%
Non Family27.9%72.1%

50.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4912.2850.9
Married2,4673.0176
Non Family2,3211.2427.9
Female4142.6535.7
Male2893.7942.9

2.95

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hershey Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade670.68%
9th to 12th Grade2692.73%
High School Graduate1,67717.02%
Some College1,38014.00%
Associates Degree7047.14%
Bachelors Degree3,30033.48%
Graduate Degree2,45924.95%

Hershey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,8398,6265,144
Asian445439337
Black323322220
Hispanic1897329
Other Race64
Multiple Races575726
Native American333

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,032$63,364$34,248
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$31,293$51,750$25,074
Some College$40,757$45,197$37,986
Bachelors Degree$34,364$73,173$33,855
Graduate Degree$56,111$95,972$49,297

$40,032

Average Earnings

$63,364

Average Male

$34,248

Average Female

Hershey Language

Hershey Language by Age

Hershey Language

88.03% of Hershey residents speak only English, while 11.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.29% of the population.

Hershey Poverty

Hershey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,6148306.58%
Black4568217.98%
Hispanic5416612.20%
Asian6156210.08%
Multiple2114521.33%
Other2482811.29%

7.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.05%

Male Poverty Rate

7.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hershey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hershey is Multiple, with 21.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hershey is White, with 6.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.04%.

Name Poverty
High School7.57%
Some College7.29%
Less Than High School7.14%
Bachelors or Greater5.35%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed10.69%
Female Employed6.93%
Male Employed2.40%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Hershey Income

Hershey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,834$98,325
Families$93,900$133,780
Married Families$108,628-
Non Families$38,962$48,272

Hershey Marital Status

Hershey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Hershey Married by Age and Sex

Hershey Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Hershey Marital Status by Race

Hershey Veterans

871

Number of Veterans

809

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War244
Vietnam229
Second Gulf War196
Korea139
World War II81
Name Veterans % of Total
White8277.64%
2 or More2324.73%
Asian122.47%
Black92.65%

$Hershey Veterans by Education

3.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hershey Employment Status

67%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Hershey Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.15%

Born in Pennsylvania

92.18%

Native Born

7.82%

Foreign Born

3.80%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.18% of Hershey residents were born in the United States, with 56.15% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,5420.00%
201914,5420.00%
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%