Mechanicsburg is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,990 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mechanicsburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mechanicsburg is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mechanicsburg who work in sales jobs (10.40%), management occupations (9.43%), and office and administrative support (9.37%).
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.
Of important note, Mechanicsburg is also a borough of artists. Mechanicsburg has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mechanicsburg’s character.
The overall education level of Mechanicsburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.47% of adults in Mechanicsburg have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Mechanicsburg in 2018 was $31,924, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,696 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Mechanicsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.