Mechanicsburg is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,016 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 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.
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: 30.46% of adults in Mechanicsburg have a college 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Mechanicsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.