Hershey, Nebraska

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Hershey, Nebraska

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High Points

Hershey strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 13% Hershey Racial Diversity
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Hershey Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Hershey, Nebraska

Comparing Hershey to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 7 9
Age of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Senior Citizens 4 2
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
Median Family Income 6 7
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Affordability of Rents 4 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Hershey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 198 miles E of Cheyenne, Wyoming (center to center)
Nearest Large City 224 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 69143
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.158
Longitude -101.002

Hershey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 35 to 67 F
Annual Precip 19.3 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 62 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 36 to 65 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 88 F
Oct Temp 34 to 66 F
Annual Precip 19.6 inches
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Hershey Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 572 100%
Male 269 47%
Female 303 53%
Under 18 161 28.1%
18+ 411 71.9%
65+ 74 12.9%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 2.93
White 524 91.6%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 3 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 39 6.8%
Mixed Race 5 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 55 9.6%

Estimated Hershey Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 568
Growth -4
Growth % -0.7%

Hershey Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 41.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
Irish 8.6%
US/American 7.4%
English 6.9%
Swedish 4.5%
Czech 2.6%
Welsh 2.4%
Danish 2.4%
Italian 2.1%
Polish 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
European 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1%
French Canadian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.5%
Serbian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hershey 572 $43,000
North Platte 23,878 $42,753
Paxton 614 $34,063
Sutherland 1,129 $47,132
Wallace 329 $41,346
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Hershey High Schools (2004)

Serves 239 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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