Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 8,982 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 
Males: 4,484  (49.9%)
Females: 4,498  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17050, 17055.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $59,070 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Mechanicsburg:

$59,070
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,087 (it was $22,812 in 2000)

Mechanicsburg borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $168,590 (it was $109,600 in 2000)
Mechanicsburg:

$168,590
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $213,893; Detached houses: $235,866; Townhouses or other attached units: $156,208; In 2-unit structures: $106,169; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,485; Mobile homes: $59,197

Median gross rent in 2013: $852.

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  • Races in Mechanicsburg, PA (2013)

    Mechanicsburg races chart
    • 8,11088.9%White alone
    • 3944.3%Black alone
    • 2312.5%Hispanic
    • 1832.0%Asian alone
    • 1541.7%Two or more races
    • 270.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mechanicsburg: 98.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.9%), Irish (14.0%), English (6.6%), Italian (6.0%), United States (4.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/12/1828

Elevation: 456 feet

Land area: 2.59 square miles.

Population density: 3,471 people per square mile   (average).

Mechanicsburg,PA real estate house value index trend

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Mechanicsburg:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mechanicsburg borough:

  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

196 residents are foreign born (0.4% Africa, 0.4% Latin America, 0.3% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This borough:

2.1%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 41 registered sex offenders living in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mechanicsburg to the number of sex offenders is 219 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,566 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,567 (1.4%)

Mechanicsburg satellite photo by USGS

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: +974 (+10.7%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 724 (15.5%)

Mechanicsburg household income distribution Mechanicsburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Mechanicsburg by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.011.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4003321002002
per 100,000 44.20.00.033.633.922.711.40.00.022.90.00.022.3
Robberies 5321553641646
per 100,000 55.333.022.311.256.456.734.268.446.011.466.644.266.9
Assaults 60483131263550305112
per 100,000 66.30.044.689.6349.9351.2296.4399.0575.5343.1566.011.022.3
Burglaries 48282740491517242725353724
per 100,000 530.6308.3300.8447.9553.0170.0193.8273.6310.8285.9388.5408.4267.8
Thefts 220200172198214176196201184212196206149
per 100,000 2,432.02,202.21,916.42,217.22,415.31,994.12,234.62,291.42,117.92,424.52,175.42,273.71,662.6
Auto thefts 77512793535222
per 100,000 77.477.155.7134.479.0102.034.257.034.557.222.222.122.3
Arson 35222041444110
per 100,000 33.255.122.322.422.60.045.611.446.045.744.411.0111.6
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 205.6125.6117.6178.7255.3227.5184.1215.4237.8211.6248.8136.6129.3

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Crime rate in Mechanicsburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Pennsylvania average:

2.58
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -436 (-4.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Mechanicsburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania average temperatures Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania average precipitation Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania humidity Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania wind speed Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania snowfall Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania sunshine Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

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 Mechanicsburg 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 the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 237.4 miles away from Mechanicsburg 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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 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 Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Mechanicsburg: Joseph Witcome.

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)
  • US RENAL CARE MECHANICSBURG (120 SOUTH FILBERT STREET)
  • 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)

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.

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 (FT 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)

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

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).

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 104. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.247. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.247
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 11.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.273. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.273
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.12
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.6% for American Indian residents, 4.6% 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

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, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Mechanicsburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Mechanicsburg travel time to work - commute Mechanicsburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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

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
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.
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.
State:

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

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Cumberland County:

25.6%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.8%
State:

11.5%
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
Financial Administration 5$21,237$50,9690$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,125
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$3,400
Police Protection - Officers 14$93,500$80,1430$0
Streets and Highways 6$27,200$54,4000$0
Sewerage 8$37,400$56,1000$0
Totals for Government 33$179,337$65,2139$5,525

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $49,000 ($5.46)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,008,000 ($112.22)
    Sewerage: $702,000 ($78.16)
    General - Other: $662,000 ($73.70)
    Regular Highways: $456,000 ($50.77)
    Central Staff Services: $421,000 ($46.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $405,000 ($45.09)
    General Public Buildings: $155,000 ($17.26)
    Fire Protection: $129,000 ($14.36)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($5.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000 ($5.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($1.22)
    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 ($20.71)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $140,000 ($15.59)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,687,000 ($187.82)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $888,000 ($98.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $447,000 ($49.77)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $-458,000 ($-50.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($0.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $159,000 ($17.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $93,000 ($10.35)
    General Revenue, NEC: $84,000 ($9.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $147,000 ($16.37)
    All Other: $92,000 ($10.24)
    General Support: $5,000 ($0.56)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $847,000 ($94.30)
    Property: $445,000 ($49.54)
    NEC: $302,000 ($33.62)

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 ($734.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,936,000 ($215.54)

5.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,025 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($848 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.08%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dauphin County, PA  1.31% ($42,077 average AGI)
from York County, PA  0.79% ($42,000)
from Perry County, PA  0.33% ($35,223)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,051 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.11%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dauphin County, PA  1.06% ($38,308 average AGI)
to York County, PA  0.70% ($45,978)
to Franklin County, PA  0.32% ($33,210)

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.)
Mechanicsburg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Mechanicsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 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-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
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