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Mechanicsburg: The Cumberland Valley Railroad was originally incorporated on April 2, 1831. The railroad was finished within a half mile of Harrisburg and within one mile of Carlisle by August 1837. Adam Riegel, Henry Ford and Lewis Zearing of Mechanicsburg and nine other men acted as commissioners and took subscriptions for stock at $50 a share. Mechanicsburg: One of Mechanicsburg's first residents was George Frankeberger, who in 1801 applied for a license to open his newly built log home for the Mechanicsburg: This two-story building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1863 for $5,044 by the Cumberland Valley Railroad for stationmaster George Zacharias and his family.
 

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Population in 2012: 8,968 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.8%
 

Males: 4,392  (49.0%)
Females: 4,576  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  39.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17050, 17055.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,083 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Mechanicsburg:

$53,083
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,869

Mechanicsburg borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $172,122 (it was $109,600 in 2000)
Mechanicsburg:

$172,122
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $164,168; Detached houses: $177,139; Townhouses or other attached units: $106,928; In 2-unit structures: $123,296; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $326,334; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,784

Median gross rent in 2012: $757.

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Mechanicsburg races chart
  • White alone - 7,886 (88.0%)
  • Black alone - 412 (4.6%)
  • Asian alone - 228 (2.5%)
  • Hispanic - 227 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 185 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mechanicsburg: 98.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (34.1%), Irish (12.9%), Italian (6.0%), English (5.9%), United States (4.4%), Subsaharan African (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/12/1828

Elevation: 456 feet

Land area: 2.59 square miles.

Population density: 3,466 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Mechanicsburg:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mechanicsburg borough:

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

258 residents are foreign born (0.4% Europe, 0.3% Asia).

This borough:  2.9%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Mechanicsburg to the number of sex offenders is 224 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,292 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,465 (1.4%)

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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: +1,218 (+13.6%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 690 (15.4%)

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Crime rates in Mechanicsburg by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.011.30.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 400332100200
per 100,000 44.20.00.033.633.922.711.40.00.022.90.00.0
Robberies 532155364164
per 100,000 55.333.022.311.256.456.734.268.446.011.466.644.2
Assaults 6048313126355030511
per 100,000 66.30.044.689.6349.9351.2296.4399.0575.5343.1566.011.0
Burglaries 482827404915172427253537
per 100,000 530.6308.3300.8447.9553.0170.0193.8273.6310.8285.9388.5408.4
Thefts 220200172198214176196201184212196206
per 100,000 2432.02202.21916.42217.22415.31994.12234.62291.42117.92424.52175.42273.7
Auto thefts 7751279353522
per 100,000 77.477.155.7134.479.0102.034.257.034.557.222.222.1
Arson 352220414441
per 100,000 33.255.122.322.422.60.045.611.446.045.744.411.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 205.5125.5117.6178.7255.2227.5184.1215.3237.8211.6248.8136.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -436 (-4.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Mechanicsburg-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 53% 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 above Pennsylvania state average. It is 78% 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 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 Mechanicsburg center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 93.2 miles away from Mechanicsburg center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cumberland County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mechanicsburg topographic map

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).

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Mechanicsburg: Joseph Witcome.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Mechanicsburg:

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

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Heliports located in Mechanicsburg:


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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.

College/University in Mechanicsburg:

  • YTI Career Institute (Full-time enrollment: 295; Location: 401 East Winding Hill Road Suite 101; Private, for-profit; Website: www.yti.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mechanicsburg:

  • Messiah College (about 5 miles; Grantham, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 9 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Dickinson College (about 10 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 14 miles; Middletown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,416)
  • York College Pennsylvania (about 24 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 4,643)
  • Gettysburg College (about 29 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,517)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 30 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,920)

Biggest public high schools in Mechanicsburg:

Private high schools in Mechanicsburg:

  • FAITH TABERNACLE SCHOOL (Students: 152; Location: 1410 GOOD HOPE RD; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 127; Location: 4681 E TRINDLE RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Mechanicsburg:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 437; Location: 420 E SIMPSON ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • KINDER CARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 148; Location: 335 CUMBERLAND PKWY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • THE GODDARD SCHOOL (Students: 126; Location: 5049 RITTER RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MECHANICSBURG LEARNING CENTER (Students: 19; Location: 626 WILLIAMS GROVE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Mechanicsburg, School District: CUMBERLAND VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

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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

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).

 
Cumberland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  NO2 PM2.5 SO2 Ozone  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 41.7. This is worse than average.
City:

41.7
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.174. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.174
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.96. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.96
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.8
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.32
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.0
U.S.:

22.1

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

CASTLE HILL MHP (Population served: 156, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
FRIENDSHIP INN (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-11-2006 and MAY-30-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-30-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2006)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
COUNTRYSIDE MHP (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and DEC-05-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2002), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and AUG-01-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2001)
EASTERN MUSEUM OF MOTOR RACING (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-11-2005 and DEC-20-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.3%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 45.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 4.1% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mechanicsburg, PA

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

Mechanicsburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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) (Amended And
  • 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania:

  • Comfort Inn West, 6325 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 , Phone: (717) 790-0924, Fax: (717) 691-9385
  • Hampton Inn, 4950 Ritter Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 , Phone: (717) 691-1300, Fax: (717) 691-9692
  • Park Inn Harrisburg West, 5401 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 , Phone: (717) 697-0321, Fax: (717) 697-5917
  • Wingate Inn, 385 Cumberland Pkwy, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 , Phone: (717) 766-2710, Fax: (717) 766-9735
  • Comfort Inn Capital City, 1012 Wesley Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 , Phone: (717) 766-3700, Fax: (717) 766-8380
  • Homewood Suites By Hilton, 5001 Ritter Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 , Phone: (717) 697-4900, Fax: (717) 697-9101
  • Country Inn & Suites Harrisburg West, 4943 Gettysburg Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 , Phone: (717) 796-0300, Fax: (717) 796-0800
  • Econo Lodge, 650 Gettysburg Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 , Phone: (717) 766-4728, Fax: (717) 766-4728
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Mechanicsburg travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (36%)
  • Utility gas (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Mechanicsburg borough (based on Cumberland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.95%
Here54.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA) General Conference Churches of God
Adherents30.0%18.3%15.2%6.7%4.2%
Congregations3.2%20.2%11.7%6.1%9.3%
NameAssemblies of GodBrethren in Christ ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.0%2.7%2.4%1.8%15.7%
Congregations3.6%5.3%3.2%1.6%35.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 41
Cumberland County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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
Here:

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%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Cumberland County:

25.6%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,344$26,0640$0
Other Government Administration 13$42,307$39,0531$866
Police Protection - Officers 15$83,065$66,4520$0
Police - Other 1$2,803$33,6363$2,471
Streets and Highways 7$25,479$43,6780$0
Sewerage 8$33,974$50,9610$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 33$10,957
Totals for Government 46$191,972$50,08037$14,294

Mechanicsburg government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $49,000 ($5.46)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,008,000 ($112.40)
    Sewerage: $702,000 ($78.28)
    General - Other: $662,000 ($73.82)
    Regular Highways: $456,000 ($50.85)
    Central Staff Services: $421,000 ($46.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $405,000 ($45.16)
    General Public Buildings: $155,000 ($17.28)
    Fire Protection: $129,000 ($14.38)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($5.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000 ($5.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($1.23)
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000 ($0.67)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($0.45)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($0.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $186,000 ($20.74)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $140,000 ($15.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,687,000 ($188.11)

Mechanicsburg government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $888,000 ($99.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $447,000 ($49.84)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $-458,000 ($-51.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($0.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $159,000 ($17.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $93,000 ($10.37)
    General Revenue, NEC: $84,000 ($9.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $147,000 ($16.39)
    All Other: $92,000 ($10.26)
    General Support: $5,000 ($0.56)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $847,000 ($94.45)
    Property: $445,000 ($49.62)
    NEC: $302,000 ($33.68)

Mechanicsburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $6,593,000 ($735.17)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,936,000 ($215.88)

7.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,372 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.20%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dauphin County, PA  1.42% ($40,564 average AGI)
from York County, PA  0.87% ($38,928)
from Franklin County, PA  0.36% ($35,582)


6.14% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,435 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($880 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.07%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dauphin County, PA  1.28% ($36,392 average AGI)
to York County, PA  0.85% ($49,538)
to Perry County, PA  0.32% ($34,318)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Mechanicsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here




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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 314
  • Hazardous Condition: 164
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Mechanicsburg


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

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
Businesses in Mechanicsburg, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lowe's1
AT&T2Marriott1
Applebee's1Marshalls1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's5
AutoZone2New Balance1
Avenue1Nike5
BMW1OfficeMax1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Country Buffet1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster1Outback1
Burger King2Outback Steakhouse1
CVS4Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn2PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Quiznos1
DHL2RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Ramada1
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza1Red Robin1
DressBarn1Rite Aid4
Dunkin Donuts1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx13Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks1
GNC4Subway6
GameStop2T-Mobile4
Goodwill1T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block2T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Target1
Jones New York3True Value1
KFC1U-Haul3
Kmart1UPS16
Kohl's1Value City Furniture1
Kroger4Verizon Wireless2
Lane Bryant1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's3
Long John Silver's1
Browse common businesses in Mechanicsburg, PA

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Total of 312 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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