Mechanicsville, VA
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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.

Mechanicsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.15%), management occupations (10.83%), and sales jobs (10.42%).

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.

Because of many things, Mechanicsville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mechanicsville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Mechanicsville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Mechanicsville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In terms of college education, Mechanicsville 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: 32.93% of adults in Mechanicsville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Mechanicsville in 2010 was $31,605, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,420 for a family of four. However, Mechanicsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Mechanicsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.