Hummelstown is a convenient and pleasant place to live. It is located in Dauphin County, approximately nine miles east of Harrisburg, the state capital. Hummelstown is primarily a bedroom community with most of its 4,000+ residents employed outside the Borough limits. Many clubs and organizations are also active in the Borough. Residents of the Borough and surrounding area may choose to enroll their children in any level of scouting or youth sports or may, themselves, join one of the various civic organizations.