Mechanicsburg, PA
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Living in Mechanicsburg


Mechanicsburg is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,007 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Mechanicsburg is the 133rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Mechanicsburg was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs, Mechanicsburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mechanicsburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mechanicsburg is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mechanicsburg who work in office and administrative support (16.56%), sales jobs (10.30%), and management occupations (9.26%).

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

Even though Mechanicsburg is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Mechanicsburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.46% of adults in Mechanicsburg have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mechanicsburg in 2010 was $31,232, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,928 for a family of four. However, Mechanicsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Mechanicsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.