Mechanicsville is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 37,114 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Mechanicsville is the 28th largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mechanicsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mechanicsville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mechanicsville who work in office and administrative support (13.34%), management occupations (12.81%), and sales jobs (11.75%).
Also of interest is that Mechanicsville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Mechanicsville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mechanicsville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The population of Mechanicsville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.76% of adults in Mechanicsville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mechanicsville in 2018 was $37,399, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,596 for a family of four.
Mechanicsville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mechanicsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mechanicsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mechanicsville include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Mechanicsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.