Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania

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Population in July 2007: 3,009.
Males: 1,247  (41.5%)
Females: 1,762  (58.5%)
Median resident age:  47.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 17821, 17901.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,855 (it was $42,750 in 2000)
Mechanicsville:

$54,855
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,101 (it was $22,528 in 2000)

Mechanicsville CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $167,512 (it was $102,800 in 2000)
Mechanicsville:

$167,512
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $223,025; Detached houses: $226,249; Townhouses or other attached units: $155,155; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $332,918; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $150,923

Median gross rent in 2009: $620.

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Mechanicsville races chart
  • White alone - 2,878 (92.1%)
  • Black alone - 166 (5.3%)
  • Asian alone - 44 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.10%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.06%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.06%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mechanicsville: 266.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.8%), Irish (13.7%), English (12.9%), Italian (7.5%), Scottish (3.5%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/05/1914

Land area: 2.04 square miles.

Population density: 1,473 people per square mile   (low).

Mechanicsville,PA real estate house value index trend

Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Mechanicsville:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mechanicsville CDP:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

226 residents are foreign born (5.0% Africa, 2.4% Asia).

This place:  7.2%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,457 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,388 (1.0%)

Mechanicsville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (55.5 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (101.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Danville borough, PA (1.1 miles ), Riverside borough, PA (1.6 miles ), Buckhorn, PA (2.4 miles) , Rupert, PA (2.5 miles) , Catawissa borough, PA (2.6 miles ), Fernville, PA (2.7 miles ), Elysburg, PA (2.7 miles ), Washingtonville borough, PA (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.97 N, Longitude: 76.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,263 (+105.3%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 443 (38.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Physicians and surgeons (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)

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

Average climate in Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Mechanicsville-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Mechanicsville place center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 tornado 20.7 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mechanicsville-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 52.7 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 201.2 miles away from Mechanicsville center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 236.3 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 53.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 241.5 miles away from Mechanicsville center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 283.9 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 Montour County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mechanicsville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mechanicsville:

  • GOLD STAR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • GEISINGER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH HOMES, INC (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • GEISINGER-BLOOMSBURG HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • COLUMBIA MONTOUR HHS VNA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Mechanicsville:

  • 19 miles: Susquehanna 1 and 2 in Berwick, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mechanicsville:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 9 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,452)
  • Bucknell University (about 16 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Susquehanna University (about 19 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 28 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 30 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 35 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Wilkes University (about 42 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)

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Notable locations in Mechanicsville: Frosty Valley Country Club (A), Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital (B), Mechanicsville Hose Company (C), East End Fire Company Station 60 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Mechanicsville: Danville Alliance Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Montour 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 2007 was 30.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.93
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 6.7%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.5%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.6%
Whole state:  5.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Mechanicsville in 2000:

  • 283 people in nursing homes
  • 105 people in religious group quarters
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 46 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 33 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Mechanicsville compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2009

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2009

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mechanicsville CDP (based on Montour County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.69%
Here: 53.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents34.7%19.6%13.3%11.3%7.4%
Congregations3.1%25.0%12.5%12.5%9.4%
NameConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOld Order AmishEpiscopal ChurchEastern Pennsylvanian Mennonite ChurchOther
Adherents4.0%2.3%2.3%1.4%3.6%
Congregations3.1%9.4%6.3%3.1%15.6%
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: 3
Montour County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Montour County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Montour County:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Montour County:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

12.3%
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 0$0 3$6,876
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$4,010
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,849
Streets and Highways 1$3,108$37,2960$0
Sewerage 1$4,006$48,0720$0
Water Supply 1$4,416$52,9920$0
Totals for Government 3$11,530$46,1205$12,735

6.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Columbia County, PA  1.52% ($32,078 average AGI)
from Northumberland County, PA  1.23% ($35,574)
from Lycoming County, PA  0.28% ($44,000)


6.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Columbia County, PA  1.47% ($28,786 average AGI)
to Northumberland County, PA  1.35% ($36,214)
to Lycoming County, PA  0.21% ($35,875)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mechanicsville:

  • WPGM (1570 AM; 3 kW; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHLM (930 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mechanicsville:

  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W263AG (100.5 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: DBA COVENANT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W289AI (105.7 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENN. EDUC. TV ASSOC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCXR (103.7 FM; LEWISBURG, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mechanicsville:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.2 Mi W Of Pa 66 On Lr16037 (Lat: 41.161167 Lon: -79.358111), Call Sign: KNGD522, Licensee ID: L00022779
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.540 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/13/1998, Expiration Date: 03/10/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2003
    Registrant: W Lawrence Brown, 90 S Fourth Ave, Clarion, PA 16214-1303

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WPGM-FM TRANSMITTER, .1 Mile Off Tower Road (Lat: 40.987806 Lon: -76.547083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 73.5 m, Overall height: 74.4 m, Call Sign: WPNB888
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/14/1997, Expiration Date: 08/01/2014
    Registrant: Montrose Broadcasting Corp., Danville, PA 17821, Phone: (570) 278-2811, Fax: (570) 278-1442

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
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