Hershey, PA

Population: 14,338 livability score shield

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  • Hershey has a Livability Score of 88/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Hershey crime rates are 36% lower than the Pennsylvania average
  • Cost of living in Hershey is 7% higher than the Pennsylvania average
  • Hershey real estate prices are 47% higher than the Pennsylvania average
  • Rental prices in Hershey are 6% higher than the Pennsylvania average

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      Hershey, PA: Chocolatetown, USA
      Attractions9/10
      Community7/10
      Nightlife5/10
      Dining5/10
      Shopping7/10
      Who doesn't want to live in a city with a huge chocolate factory? Hershey is the best selling brand of candy in the US. With the smell of chocolate wafts everywhere, dieters don't stand much of a chance.

      Tourists come here to visit Hershey Park, an amusement park with roller coasters, water rides, and a boardwalk. Of course, lots of chocolate-themed everything, everywhere. Within the Hershey Park network of hotels, lodges, etc, there are a lot of nice restaurants where mostly everything on the menu is typically American cuisine.

      Aside from the chocolate element, Hershey doesn't have a lot going on here. The job market for professionals is limited, although there's plenty of seasonal and labor-oriented work. Most people that live here are leading a lower income working class lifestyle. Most people work for Hershey here. There's not a lot of diversity here in the population or culturally. The schools aren't too great. There's also not a lot to do other than what tourists do, which differs from what locals like.
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      Source: The Hershey, PA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).