Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
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
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Dauphin
Township Derry
Area
 • Total 14.4 sq mi (37.3 km2)
 • Land 14.4 sq mi (37.2 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 410 ft (120 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 14,257
 • Density 993/sq mi (383.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17033
Area code(s) 717 Exchanges: 312, 520, 531, 533, 534
FIPS code 34-71385
GNIS feature ID 1176895
Designated March 2, 2003[3]

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.

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]

References[change | change source]

  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.