Mechanicville is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,088 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mechanicville is the 311th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Mechanicville was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mechanicville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mechanicville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mechanicville who work in office and administrative support (21.12%), sales jobs (8.68%), and food service (8.42%).
Also of interest is that Mechanicville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Mechanicville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.62% of adults 25 and older in Mechanicville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mechanicville in 2010 was $25,805, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,220 for a family of four. However, Mechanicville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Mechanicville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mechanicville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mechanicville include Italian, Irish, German, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Mechanicville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.