hummelstown pa


With a mix of charming boutiques and restaurants downtown, which is located close to Hersheypark and the popular Hershey outlets, Hummelstown is a great place to call home. It mixes the small-town appeal of other Central PA villages with accessibility to the major stores and medical facilities you find in big cities.

Here’s an in-depth look at Lower Dauphin, PA, for those considering relocating there.

Population: 4,520

Median income: $56,902

Median price of a 3-bedroom home: $165,000

School districts: Lower Dauphin School District

Click here for a demographic breakdown of the school district

School district ranking: Lower Dauphin scored an 8 on a scale of 10 by Great Schools


Nye Elementary

South Hanover Elementary

Londonderry Elementary

East Hanover Elementary

Conewago Elementary

Lower Dauphin Middle School

Lower Dauphin High School

Click here for information about private schools in Hummelstown

Local library: William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Crime rate: Homefacts rates Hummelstown as one of the safest towns in PA

Major local businesses: Located between Harrisburg and Hershey, Hummelstown gets a lot of tourist traffic, and its downtown is designed to draw in those travelers. One of its most popular shops is Toys on the Square, which stocks traditional and unusual toys.

The Hershey Company in nearby Hershey is the town’s biggest employer, and many others work at nearby Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

You can find an extensive list of Hummelstown businesses here.

Arts and culture: The Hummelstown Historical Center has a museum section with Native American pottery and arrowheads. The Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church dates to 1815.

The annual Hummelstown Arts Festival in September raises money for Lower Dauphin students who will be going to college to study the arts.

Sports and outdoors: Indian Echo Caverns are a great place to explore. In addition to the caverns, there’s a mini golf course and arcade on-site. Several parks are located within the borough, as well as the Hummel Nature Trail.

Fun fact: Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House and a presidential candidate, was raised in an apartment on Main Street. You can see a plaque nearby his childhood home that’s dedicated to his stepfather.