Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Population 2021

8,998
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Mechanicsburg is a city located in Cumberland County Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 8,998, it is the 79th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3325th largest city in the United States . Mechanicsburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.04% annually and its population has increased by 0.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,981 in 2010. Mechanicsburg reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Mechanicsburg has a population density of 3,733 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mechanicsburg is $68,568 with a poverty rate of 7.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $905 per month, and the median house value is $170,400. The median age in Mechanicsburg is 40.5 years, 38.5 years for males, and 42 years for females.

Mechanicsburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mechanicsburgwas:

  • White: 90.85%
  • Two or more races: 4.34%
  • Black or African American: 2.94%
  • Asian: 0.93%
  • Other race: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania is 8,998 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,990.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,981.

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,18290.85%
Two or More Races3914.34%
Black or African American2652.94%
Asian840.93%
Some Other Race660.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native180.20%
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Mechanicsburg Population by Race

Mechanicsburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Mechanicsburg Median Age

40.5


Total

38.5


Male

42


Female

Mechanicsburg Adults

There are 7,253 adults, (1,495 of whom are seniors) in Mechanicsburg.

Mechanicsburg Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mechanicsburg Sex Ratio

Female

4,604

51.12%

Male

4,402

48.88%

Mechanicsburg Population by Age

Mechanicsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mechanicsburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family48.9%51.1%
Female55.1%44.9%
All64.9%35.1%
Male81.1%18.9%
Married83.7%16.3%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mechanicsburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0692.264.9
Non Family1,8901.2348.9
Married1,6983.0483.7
Female3702.9555.1
Male1113.381.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Mechanicsburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade691.04%
9th to 12th Grade3345.02%
High School Graduate2,43936.68%
Some College1,07616.18%
Associates Degree5728.60%
Bachelors Degree1,62124.38%
Graduate Degree5388.09%
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Mechanicsburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mechanicsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,0535,6651,979
Black265265
Hispanic14814052
2+ Races919152
Asian746758
Other Race4646
Native American181818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Mechanicsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,140$41,823$36,591
Less Than 9th Grade$19,213$$
High School Graduate$32,278$36,786$30,156
Some College$32,717$39,853$31,154
Bachelors Degree$50,384$59,932$41,427
Graduate Degree$60,606$61,023$58,472

$40,140

Average Earnings

$41,823

Average Male

$36,591

Average Female

Mechanicsburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mechanicsburg Language by Age

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Mechanicsburg Language

96.32% of Mechanicsburg residents speak only English, while 3.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.76% of the population.

Mechanicsburg Language

Mechanicsburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,8605857.44%
Asian845970.24%
Multiple39161.53%

7.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.73%

Male Poverty Rate

7.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mechanicsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mechanicsburg is Asian, with 70.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mechanicsburg is Multiple, with 1.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.11%.

Mechanicsburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.87%
Some College7.92%
Bachelors or Greater7.04%
High School6.55%

Mechanicsburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed13.51%
Female Employed4.46%
Male Employed4.10%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Mechanicsburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mechanicsburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,652$68,568
Families$76,653$83,658
Married Families$84,367-
Non Families$35,815$48,715
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Income by Household Type

Mechanicsburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mechanicsburg Married by Age and Sex

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Mechanicsburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mechanicsburg Marital Status by Race

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Mechanicsburg Marital Status

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686

Number of Veterans

636

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam173
First Gulf War128
Second Gulf War49
Korea25
World War II18

Mechanicsburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64207
35 to 54170
65 to 74151
75+146
18 to 3412

Mechanicsburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6209.20%
2+ Races3336.26%
Black3312.45%
Hispanic259.23%

Mechanicsburg Veterans by Race

Mechanicsburg Veterans by Education

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1.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mechanicsburg Veterans by Education

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71.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.5%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Mechanicsburg Employment by Age

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Mechanicsburg Employment by Race

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Mechanicsburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.00%

Born in Mechanicsburg

97.57%

Native Born

2.43%

Foreign Born

1.05%

Non Citizen

1.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.57% of Mechanicsburg residents were born in the United States, with 77.00% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mechanicsburg Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,99840.04%
20208,99440.04%
20198,99040.04%
20188,986-4-0.04%
20178,990-8-0.09%
20168,99860.07%
20158,992190.21%
20148,9730.00%
20138,973-15-0.17%
20128,988240.27%
20118,964-11-0.12%
20108,975-67-0.07%
20009,042-410-0.44%
19909,452-35-0.04%
19809,4871020.11%
19709,3851,2621.45%
19608,1231,3371.81%
19506,7861,0771.74%
19405,709620.11%
19305,6479591.88%
19204,6882190.48%
19104,4696281.53%
19003,8411500.40%
18903,6916732.03%
18803,0184491.62%
18702,5690.00%

Mechanicsburg Population by Year