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.

Mechanicsville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 sales jobs (14.61%), office and administrative support (14.40%), and management occupations (10.91%).

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.

Mechanicsville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mechanicsville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Mechanicsville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mechanicsville, the average commute to work is 39.13 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 education level of Mechanicsville citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.31% of adults in Mechanicsville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mechanicsville in 2010 was $37,342, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,368 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 Welsh.

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