Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Population 2020

8,980

Mechanicsburg is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 8,980, it is the 77th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3312th largest city in the United States. Mechanicsburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -0.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,981 in 2010. Mechanicsburg reached it's highest population of 9,487 in 1980. Spanning over 2 miles, Mechanicsburg has a population density of 3,725 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mechanicsburg is $69,838 with a poverty rate of 6.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $902 per month, and the median house value is $171,500. The median age in Mechanicsburg is 42.1 years, 41 years for males, and 43 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.9 males.

Mechanicsburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mechanicsburg was:

  • White: 95.23%
  • Black or African American: 1.30%
  • Two or more races: 1.25%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Other race: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania is 8,980, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,992.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,981.

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,55895.23%
Black or African American1171.30%
Two or More Races1121.25%
Asian1091.21%
Some Other Race680.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.26%

Mechanicsburg Population Pyramid 2020

Mechanicsburg Median Age

42.1


Total

41


Male

43


Female

Mechanicsburg Adults

There are 7,420 adults, (1,465 of whom are seniors) in Mechanicsburg.

Mechanicsburg Age Dependency

50.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mechanicsburg Sex Ratio

Female

4,364

48.56%

Male

4,623

51.44%

Mechanicsburg Households and Families

Mechanicsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mechanicsburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
Male76.4%23.6%
All64.2%35.8%
Non Family51.2%48.8%
Female44.7%55.3%

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,2672.164.2
Non Family1,9451.2151.2
Married1,8572.8480.5
Female3422.7344.7
Male1233.1576.4

2.79

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mechanicsburg Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1071.57%
9th to 12th Grade4997.33%
High School Graduate2,35334.57%
Some College1,11116.32%
Associates Degree5237.68%
Bachelors Degree1,52822.45%
Graduate Degree68610.08%

Mechanicsburg Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,4475,8982,103
Black117117
Hispanic1148941
Asian754332
Multiple Races313115
Other Race2323
Native American232323

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,603$42,422$36,381
Less Than High School$23,901$29,219$
High School Grad$26,735$27,593$24,391
Some College$37,063$41,727$30,288
Bachelors Degree$50,000$63,125$40,885
Graduate Degree$59,211$61,532$57,188

$39,603

Average Earnings

$42,422

Average Male

$36,381

Average Female

Mechanicsburg Language

Mechanicsburg Language by Age

Mechanicsburg Language

94.41% of Mechanicsburg residents speak only English, while 5.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.81% of the population.

Mechanicsburg Poverty

Mechanicsburg Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,3405696.82%
Asian1094137.61%
Multiple112108.93%

6.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.52%

Male Poverty Rate

7.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mechanicsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mechanicsburg is Asian, with 37.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mechanicsburg is White, with 6.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.76%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.20%
High School9.25%
Some College9.04%
Bachelors or Greater0.54%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.44%
Female Employed3.21%
Male Employed2.41%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Mechanicsburg Income

Mechanicsburg Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,545$69,838
Families$75,051$85,662
Married Families$86,295-
Non Families$36,380$49,468

Mechanicsburg Marital Status

Mechanicsburg Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Mechanicsburg Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Mechanicsburg Marital Status by Race

Mechanicsburg Veterans

745

Number of Veterans

699

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam177
First Gulf War149
Second Gulf War98
Korea37
World War II22

$Mechanicsburg Veterans by Education

4.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mechanicsburg Employment Status

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.5%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mechanicsburg Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.22%

Born in Pennsylvania

97.10%

Native Born

2.90%

Foreign Born

2.13%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.10% of Mechanicsburg residents were born in the United States, with 74.22% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,980-6-0.07%
20198,986-6-0.07%
20188,99230.03%
20178,989-6-0.07%
20168,99560.07%
20158,989190.21%
20148,970-1-0.01%
20138,971-14-0.16%
20128,985230.26%
20118,962-13-0.14%
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%