Mechanicsville, MD
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Mechanicsville is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,577 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mechanicsville is the 205th largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Mechanicsville are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mechanicsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mechanicsville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mechanicsville who work in office and administrative support (14.94%), sales jobs (13.94%), and management occupations (13.38%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Mechanicsville. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

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

Because of many things, Mechanicsville is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mechanicsville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mechanicsville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Mechanicsville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.45 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Mechanicsville, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Mechanicsville is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The overall education level of Mechanicsville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.04% of adults in Mechanicsville have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mechanicsville in 2010 was $37,556, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,224 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Mechanicsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Italian.