Hershey, PA
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Hershey is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 14,374 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hershey is the 68th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Hershey real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Hershey house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Hershey is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hershey is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hershey who work in management occupations (11.84%), healthcare (11.51%), and office and administrative support (10.59%).

Also of interest is that Hershey has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Hershey is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.75% of adults in Hershey have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Hershey in 2010 was $35,082, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,328 for a family of four. However, Hershey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hershey is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hershey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hershey residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hershey include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Hershey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.