Mechanicsburg, PA
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Mechanicsburg is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,999 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Mechanicsburg is the 133rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Mechanicsburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

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 (16.89%), sales jobs (8.98%), and management occupations (8.67%).

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.

In terms of college education, Mechanicsburg is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.55% of adults in Mechanicsburg have a college degree.

The per capita income in Mechanicsburg in 2010 was $31,186, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,744 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.