Mechanicsburg, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mechanicsburg had a population of 9,352 as of July 1, 2017. Mechanicsburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mechanicsburg is located at latitude 40.2114 and longitude -77.0059 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mechanicsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Borough of Mechanicsburg (GNIS ID: 1215149) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mechanicsburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mechanicsburg: Drytown, Stoufferstown.

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Mechanicsburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,352
Daytime Population: Workers 3,311
Daytime Population: Residents 4,297
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,608
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 9,322
Population in Familes 6,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 3,880
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $58,442
Average Household Income $72,045
Per Capita Income $32,195


Total Housing Units 4,419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,505 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,665 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 249 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $171,227
Average Home Value $183,723


Total Households 4,170
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,382
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.75%
Households 0.48% 0.69%
Families 0.32% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Mechanicsburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mechanicsburg to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 102 94th
Population Density # 272 85th
Diversity Index # 376 79th
Median Household Income # 512 71st
Per Capita Income # 371 79th

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