It is not a legal municipality but is a part of Derry Township. The community has a population of 12,000.
Its major employer is the Hershey Company which makes chocolate candy. The company started up the Bears hockey team.
- Hershey Bears (1932-present) the franchise made the following evolution in names and leagues
- Eastern Amateur Hockey League (1933-1934) renamed B'ars
- Eastern Amateur Hockey League (1934-1936) renamed Bears
- Eastern Amateur Hockey League (1936-1938) join International-American Hockey League but keep team in league, Hershey Cubs
- International-American Hockey League (1938-1940) league renamed American Hockey League
- Hershey Bears
- American Hockey League (1940-Present)
- Eastern Amateur Hockey League (1938-1939) folded
- Hershey, Pennsylvania on Wikipedia