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A+ Hershey Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Hershey Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% higher than Pennsylvania
1088% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hershey cost of living
A Hershey Crime Total crime is 36% lower than Pennsylvania
Total crime
1,15755% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8755% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
Hershey crime
C+ Hershey Employment Household income is 1% lower than Pennsylvania
Median household income
$54,5141% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$35,51319% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%42% lower than the US average
Hershey employment
C+ Hershey Housing Home value is 47% higher than Pennsylvania
Median home value
$246,30033% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9094% lower than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Hershey real estate or Hershey rentals
A+ Hershey Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Pennsylvania
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
73%48% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% higher than the US average
Hershey K-12 schools or Hershey colleges

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Hershey, PA: Chocolatetown, USA

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).
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