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. 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 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.
The overall 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, and the average American community has 21.84%.
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.