Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 9,016 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 4,603  (51.1%)
Females: 4,413  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17050, 17055.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $67,065 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Mechanicsburg:

$67,065
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,317 (it was $22,812 in 2000)

Mechanicsburg borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $190,318 (it was $109,600 in 2000)
Mechanicsburg:

$190,318
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $229,812; detached houses: $247,481; townhouses or other attached units: $184,486; in 2-unit structures: $188,984; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $300,304; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $136,042; mobile homes: $57,420

Median gross rent in 2017: $857.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mechanicsburg: 96.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.0%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mechanicsburg, PA (2017)
    • 8,23291.4%White alone
    • 2973.3%Hispanic
    • 1351.5%Black alone
    • 901.0%Asian alone
    • 800.9%Two or more races
    • 420.5%Other race alone
    • 350.4%American Indian alone

Races in Mechanicsburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania as of December 07, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mechanicsburg is 161 to 1.


Crime rates in Mechanicsburg by year

Type

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(33.6)
3
(33.9)
2
(22.7)
1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.3)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(44.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(11.2)
5
(56.4)
5
(56.7)
3
(34.2)
6
(68.4)
4
(46.0)
1
(11.4)
6
(66.6)
4
(44.2)
6
(66.9)
4
(44.5)
6
(66.9)
2
(22.2)
3
(33.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(89.6)
31
(349.9)
31
(351.2)
26
(296.4)
35
(399.0)
50
(575.5)
30
(343.1)
51
(566.0)
1
(11.0)
2
(22.3)
2
(22.3)
9
(100.4)
4
(44.4)
1
(11.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
40
(447.9)
49
(553.0)
15
(170.0)
17
(193.8)
24
(273.6)
27
(310.8)
25
(285.9)
35
(388.5)
37
(408.4)
24
(267.8)
19
(211.6)
20
(223.0)
15
(166.6)
10
(110.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
198
(2,217)
214
(2,415)
176
(1,994)
196
(2,235)
201
(2,291)
184
(2,118)
212
(2,425)
196
(2,175)
206
(2,274)
149
(1,663)
138
(1,537)
149
(1,662)
124
(1,377)
144
(1,596)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(134.4)
7
(79.0)
9
(102.0)
3
(34.2)
5
(57.0)
3
(34.5)
5
(57.2)
2
(22.2)
2
(22.1)
2
(22.3)
3
(33.4)
1
(11.2)
1
(11.1)
1
(11.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(22.4)
2
(22.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(45.6)
1
(11.4)
4
(46.0)
4
(45.7)
4
(44.4)
1
(11.0)
10
(111.6)
0
(0.0)
10
(111.5)
3
(33.3)
5
(55.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)158.6255.6227.8184.4215.7238.1211.9249.2136.8129.4105.7123.183.2120.2

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City-data.com crime index in Mechanicsburg, PA

Crime rate in Mechanicsburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (29.0%), American (12.3%), Irish (10.8%), Italian (8.9%), English (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/12/1828

Elevation: 456 feet

Land area: 2.59 square miles.

Population density: 3,485 people per square mile   (average).

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania map

322 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.6% Africa, 0.4% Latin America).

This borough:

3.5%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,988 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,793 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (39.0 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (65.9 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (99.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Shiremanstown borough, PA (1.7 miles ),
Messiah College, PA (2.0 miles ),
New Kingstown, PA (2.0 miles ),
Camp Hill borough, PA (2.2 miles ),
Churchtown, PA (2.3 miles ),
Lower Allen, PA (2.4 miles ),
Lemoyne borough, PA (2.5 miles ),
Wormleysburg borough, PA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 40.21 N, Longitude: 77.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +781 (+8.5%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 825 (16.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Mechanicsburg, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mechanicsburg, PA in 2017
Mechanicsburg satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Mechanicsburg, PA
Historical housing units in Mechanicsburg, PA
Most common industries in Mechanicsburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Truck transportation (7.1%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.7%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Mechanicsburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Computer specialists (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Child care workers (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.7%)

Average climate in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.7. This is about average.

City:

77.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2017 was 0.157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.157
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.57
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2014 was 0.468. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.468
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.83. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.83
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Mechanicsburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.5 miles away from the Mechanicsburg borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/14/2004, a category F3 tornado 23.0 miles away from the borough center caused $18 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mechanicsburg-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 198.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 292.6 miles away from Mechanicsburg center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 237.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 187.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cumberland County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mechanicsburg topographic map

Main business address for: SELECT MEDICAL CORP (SERVICES-SPECIALTY OUTPATIENT FACILITIES, NEC).

Hospitals and medical centers in Mechanicsburg:

  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSPITAL OF MECHANICSBURG (175 LANCASTER BOULEVARD)
  • SEIDLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (FILBERT & SIMPSON STS)
  • WEST SHORE SURGERY CENTER (2015 TECHNOLOGY PARKWAY)
  • BETHANY VILLAGE RETIREMENT CENTER (5225 WILSON LANE)
  • FOX SUBACUTE AT MECHANICSBURG (120 SOUTH FILBERT ST)
  • HEALTHSOUTH MECHANICSBURG REHAB SYSTEM (4950 WILSON LANE)
  • HEALTHSOUTH TRANSITIONAL REHABILITATION CENTER (4950 WILSON AVENUE)
  • MESSIAH LIFEWAYS AT MESSIAH VILLAGE (100 MOUNT ALLEN DRIVE)
  • PINNACLE HEALTH SNU - SEIDLE (120 SOUTH FILBERT STREET)
  • US RENAL CARE MECHANICSBURG (120 SOUTH FILBERT STREET)

Heliports located in Mechanicsburg:

Amtrak station near Mechanicsburg:

  • 8 miles: HARRISBURG (4TH & CHESTNUT STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Mechanicsburg:

  • Messiah College (Full-time enrollment: 3,035; Location: One College Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.messiah.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • YTI Career Institute-Capital Region (Full-time enrollment: 308; Location: 401 East Winding Hill Road Suite 101; Private, for-profit; Website: www.yti.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Mechanicsburg:

  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 9 miles; Harrisburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 13,276)
  • Dickinson College (about 11 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 14 miles; Middletown, PA; FT enrollment: 3,797)
  • York College Pennsylvania (about 24 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 5,140)
  • YTI Career Institute-York (about 24 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Gettysburg College (about 29 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 30 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)

Public high schools in Mechanicsburg:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Mechanicsburg:

Private elementary/middle school in Mechanicsburg:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 393, Location: 420 E SIMPSON ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Mechanicsburg:

  • JOSEPH T. SIMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $765,225; Location: 16 N WALNUT ST; 84,583 books; 5,903 audio materials; 8,553 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 266 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Under "Private primary/middle schools in Mechanicsburg" you are missing: The Montessori School & Children's House, Inc., 5020 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, 717-766-4221. The school educates children from preK to 3rd grade added by Kathy

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mechanicsburg: Washington Fire Company 1 Station 28 (A), Citizens Fire and Rescue Company 2 Station 27 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Mechanicsburg: SELECT MEDICAL CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Mechanicsburg: Soldier and Sailor Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Mechanicsburg (650 Gettysburg Road), Best Western Plantation Inn (381 Cumberland Parkway), Comfort Inn West (6325 Carlisle Pike (US 11)), Cold Springs Inn (Park Place Lane), Comfort Inn Capital City (1012 Wesley Drive), Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg (5001 Ritter Rd), Amber Inn (1032 Audubon Road), Days Inn Mechanicsburg (1012 Wesley Drive), Hampton Inn Harrisburg - West (4950 Ritter Rd).

Court: Pennsylvania Commonwealth - Supreme Court- Civil Procedural Rules Commi (5035 Ritter Road).

Birthplace of: Bobby Warshaw - Soccer player, Christian L. Poorman - Ohio politician and publisher, Jon Ritchie - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Sep 4, 1974), Abner Carroll Binder - Journalist, Andrew Welker - Footballer, Del Beshore - Basketball player-coach, Dustin Bixler - Soccer player, Jerry L. Nailor - Politician, Jon Howard - Guitarist, Joshua Gros - Major League Soccer player (DC United, born: Jun 25, 1982).

Cumberland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mechanicsburg and their reported violations in the past:

GREEN HILLS CAMP (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SILVER SPRING GC (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-22-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
CASTLE HILL MHP (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MOES BAR & GRILL INC (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ECONOLODGE (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
COUNTRYSIDE MHP (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between SEP-20-2011 and OCT-20-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2011)
MONROE TWP FIRE CO (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
STONEY RIDGE PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mechanicsburg that have no violations reported:

  • WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

57.8%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

8.0%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Mechanicsburg in 2010:

  • 22 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Mechanicsburg in 2000:

  • 42 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Mechanicsburg (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: Silver Spring Commons Branch at 6520 Carlisle Pike, branch established on 1985/12/02; Cumberland Parkway Branch at 1423 S Market St, branch established on 1999/11/08. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Mechanicsburg Branch at Two West Main Street, branch established on 1957/07/01; Mechanicsburg Giant Eagle Branch at 255 Cumberland Parkway, branch established on 1999/01/15. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Metro Bank: Hampden Township Branch at 4860 Carlisle Pike, branch established on 1988/10/24; Simpson Ferry Branch at 5032 Simpson Ferry Road, branch established on 1997/09/27. Info updated 2009/09/09: Bank assets: $2,417.8 mil, Deposits: $2,091.3 mil, headquarters in Lemoyne, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Metro Bancorp, Inc.
  • Orrstown Bank: Simpson Street Office at 1110 East Simpson Street, branch established on 2004/10/27; Silver Spring Branch at 3 Baden Powell Lane, branch established on 2000/06/29. Info updated 2007/06/29: Bank assets: $1,449.8 mil, Deposits: $1,220.6 mil, headquarters in Shippensburg, PA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Orrstown Financial Services, Inc.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Hampden Branch at 5528 Carlisle Pike, branch established on 1966/01/19; Mechanicsburg Branch at 5219 Simpson Ferry Road, branch established on 1979/10/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Mechanicsburg Wal-Mart Branch at 6520 Carlisle Pike, Suite 550, branch established on 2007/05/19. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Mid Penn Bank: Carlisle Pike Branch at 4622 Carlisle Pike, branch established on 1995/09/25. Info updated 2007/03/02: Bank assets: $715.4 mil, Deposits: $634.1 mil, headquarters in Millersburg, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Mechanicsburg Branch at 798 E Simpson St, branch established on 1955/11/17. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Mechanicsburg:

Marital status in Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Mechanicsburg:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mechanicsburg
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Religion statistics for Mechanicsburg, PA (based on Cumberland County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant44,228106
Catholic36,1868
Evangelical Protestant30,598148
Other11,32417
Orthodox1,2414
Black Protestant6055
None111,224-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 41
Here:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Cumberland County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Cumberland County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
Cumberland County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 176
Here:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cumberland County:

10.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Cumberland County:

25.6%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mechanicsburg:

48.4%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mechanicsburg:

42.9%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mechanicsburg:

20.9%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.7%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mechanicsburg:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.8%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

53.6%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.0%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mechanicsburg, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$93,500$80,1430$0
Sewerage 8$37,400$56,1000$0
Streets and Highways 6$27,200$54,4000$0
Financial Administration 5$21,237$50,9690$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,125
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$3,400
Totals for Government 33$179,337$65,2139$5,525

Mechanicsburg government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,124,000 ($235.58)
    Police Protection: $1,391,000 ($154.28)
    Regular Highways: $946,000 ($104.92)
    General - Other: $615,000 ($68.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $567,000 ($62.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $352,000 ($39.04)
    General Public Buildings: $204,000 ($22.63)
    Central Staff Services: $129,000 ($14.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000 ($9.87)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $89,000 ($9.87)
    Financial Administration: $55,000 ($6.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000 ($3.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000 ($2.00)
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000 ($1.33)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($0.89)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($0.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $667,000 ($73.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $411,000 ($45.59)
    Regular Highways: $84,000 ($9.32)
    Central Staff Services: $74,000 ($8.21)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($5.77)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($2.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,444,000 ($271.07)

Mechanicsburg government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,647,000 ($293.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $274,000 ($30.39)
    Regular Highways: $75,000 ($8.32)
    Other: $39,000 ($4.33)
    Parking Facilities: $13,000 ($1.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($0.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $326,000 ($36.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $105,000 ($11.65)
    Fines and Forfeits: $59,000 ($6.54)
    Rents: $20,000 ($2.22)
    General Revenue - Other: $9,000 ($1.00)
    Sale of Property: $9,000 ($1.00)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($0.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $288,000 ($31.94)
    Other: $257,000 ($28.50)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.44)
  • Tax - Property: $2,264,000 ($251.11)
    Individual Income: $1,090,000 ($120.90)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $196,000 ($21.74)
    Public Utility License: $174,000 ($19.30)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $136,000 ($15.08)

Mechanicsburg government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,560,000 ($1503.99)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,150,000 ($1458.52)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,995,000 ($1108.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,585,000 ($1063.11)

Mechanicsburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $585,000 ($64.88)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,495,000 ($609.47)

6.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($993 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.07%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dauphin County, PA  1.42% ($51,385 average AGI)
from York County, PA  0.82% ($46,978)
from Franklin County, PA  0.43% ($42,517)


6.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,306 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.10%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dauphin County, PA  1.09% ($39,702 average AGI)
to York County, PA  0.83% ($54,678)
to Franklin County, PA  0.40% ($36,797)
Businesses in Mechanicsburg, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lane Furniture1
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's1Marshalls1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Audi1Mazda1
AutoZone2McDonald's5
Avenue1New Balance1
BMW1Nike5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster1Old Country Buffet1
Burger King2Olive Garden1
CVS4Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Comfort Inn2Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1PetSmart1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
DHL2Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Dennys1Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Red Robin1
Dressbarn1Rite Aid4
Dunkin Donuts1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx13Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks1
Ford1Subaru1
GNC4Subway6
GameStop2T-Mobile4
Giant2T.G.I. Driday's1
Goodwill1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hilton2Target1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Home Depot1True Value1
Honda1U-Haul3
Hyundai1UPS16
Jones New York3Value City Furniture1
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
Kmart1Volkswagen1
Kohl's1Walmart1
Kroger4Wendy's3
Lane Bryant1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mechanicsburg:

  • WWII (720 AM; daytime; 2 kW; SHIREMANSTOWN, PA; Owner: HENSLEY BROADCASTING)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKT (1460 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WSBA (910 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WTCY (1400 AM; 1 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIOO (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: WIOO RADIO INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mechanicsburg:

  • WHKF (99.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJAZ (91.7 FM; SUMMERDALE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. COMMWEALTH SYS. HGHR ED)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WNNK-FM (104.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRBT (94.9 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVMM (90.7 FM; GRANTHAM, PA; Owner: MESSIAH COLLEGE)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKZ-FM (102.3 FM; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXPH (88.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIV. OF PA.)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Mechanicsburg:

  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W40AF (Channel 40; DILLSBURG, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, LLC)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Mechanicsburg: Joseph Witcome.

Mechanicsburg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Mechanicsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 387ft / 118mTotal length
  • $2,624,000Total costs
  • 825,835Total average daily traffic
  • 133,271Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Mechanicsburg, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 91970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 171990-1999
  • 72000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mechanicsburg, PA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED76$151,81661$131,311210$138,22927$43,1851$250,00015$107,7330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$153,0002$56,50017$152,9413$75,6670$02$200,0001$13,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$166,1825$44,40057$145,17512$38,3330$04$70,7502$20,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$137,0007$102,42934$143,7942$104,5000$01$138,0001$6,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$130,0000$012$136,6670$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.00 , 0115.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$200,7869$183,222
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$171,5003$197,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$167,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$146,0001$86,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.00 , 0115.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mechanicsburg, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mechanicsburg, PA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 314
  • Hazardous Condition: 164
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Fire incident types in Mechanicsburg, PA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mechanicsburg, PA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania:

  • Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg SW-Mechaincsburg, 6325 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055 , Phone: (717) 790-0924, Fax: (717) 691-9385
  • Hampton Inn, 4950 Ritter Rd, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055 , Phone: (717) 691-1300, Fax: (717) 691-9692
  • Park Inn Harrisburg West, 5401 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050 , Phone: (717) 697-0321, Fax: (717) 697-5917
  • Wingate Inn, 385 Cumberland Pkwy, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055 , Phone: (717) 766-2710, Fax: (717) 766-9735
  • Comfort Inn Capital City, 1012 Wesley Dr, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055 , Phone: (717) 766-3700, Fax: (717) 766-8380
  • Homewood Suites By Hilton, 5001 Ritter Rd, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055 , Phone: (717) 697-4900, Fax: (717) 697-9101
  • Country Inn & Suites Harrisburg West, 4943 Gettysburg Rd, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055 , Phone: (717) 796-0300, Fax: (717) 796-0800
  • Econo Lodge, 650 Gettysburg Rd, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055 , Phone: (717) 766-4728, Fax: (717) 766-4728
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Most common first names in Mechanicsburg, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary32881.9 years
John30275.4 years
Robert21472.7 years
William21374.7 years
Charles19176.6 years
Helen17781.5 years
Ruth16382.1 years
George15877.4 years
James15272.6 years
Anna14183.8 years
Most common last names in Mechanicsburg, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller11380.4 years
Smith8478.6 years
Myers5679.1 years
Martin4177.5 years
Snyder4076.3 years
Hoffman3877.5 years
Baker3679.6 years
Jones3573.4 years
Thomas3477.7 years
Brown3278.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mechanicsburg, PA
  • 40.5%Utility gas
  • 30.7%Electricity
  • 27.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mechanicsburg, PA
  • 49.0%Electricity
  • 30.1%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Coal or coke
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel


Mechanicsburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Mechanicsburg on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
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