Mechanicsville, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 36,348.
Population change since 2000: +19.3%
Males: 17,259  (47.5%)
Females: 19,089  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 23111, 23116.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $86,734 (it was $57,032 in 2000)
Mechanicsville:

$86,734
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,442 (it was $24,068 in 2000)

Mechanicsville CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $262,798 (it was $132,300 in 2000)
Mechanicsville:

$262,798
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $272,700; detached houses: $273,664; townhouses or other attached units: $290,329; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $235,365

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,132.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mechanicsville: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.0%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.1% for Black residents, 8.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.0% for other race residents, 11.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mechanicsville, VA (2017)
    • 31,39582.8%White alone
    • 3,3108.7%Black alone
    • 1,1092.9%Two or more races
    • 9782.6%Hispanic
    • 5581.5%Asian alone
    • 380.1%American Indian alone
    • 470.1%Other race alone
    • 80.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 62 registered sex offenders living in Mechanicsville, Virginia as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mechanicsville is 607 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: English (21.9%), American (20.1%), Irish (6.9%), German (6.7%), African (4.5%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 170 feet

Land area: 28.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,281 people per square mile   (low).

Mechanicsville, Virginia map

1,306 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.8% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This place:

3.4%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,779 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,848 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Richmond, VA (8.1 miles , pop. 197,790).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (78.8 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (203.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

East Highland Park, VA (2.0 miles ),
Chamberlayne, VA (2.1 miles ),
Highland Springs, VA (2.3 miles ),
Fair Oaks, VA (2.5 miles ),
Lakeside, VA (2.6 miles ),
Montrose, VA (2.6 miles ),
Sandston, VA (2.6 miles ),
Glen Allen, VA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 37.62 N, Longitude: 77.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,195 (-8.3%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 4,610 (23.1%)

Area code: 804

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

2.6%
Virginia:

3.0%
Historical population in Mechanicsville, VA
Historical housing units in Mechanicsville, VA
Most common industries in Mechanicsville, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (10.4%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
  • Educational services (3.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (14.5%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Mechanicsville, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Computer specialists (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)

Average climate in Mechanicsville, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Mechanicsville, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.0. This is about average.

City:

76.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.261. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.261
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.32. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.250. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.250
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.52
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00159. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00159
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Mechanicsville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.2 miles away from the Mechanicsville place center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the place center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mechanicsville-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 31.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 200.4 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 313.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 57.9 miles away from Mechanicsville center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hanover County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 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 in Mechanicsville:

  • BON SECOURS MEMORIAL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 8260 ATLEE ROAD)
  • SHELTERING ARMS HOSPITAL (8254 ATLEE ROAD)
  • HANOVER HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (8139 LEE DAVIS ROAD)
  • MEADOWBRIDGE T C/MEM REG (8260 ATLEE ROAD)
  • ARA - MECHANICSVILLE DIALYSIS (8400 NORTH RUN MEDICAL DR)
  • DAVITA - MECHANICSVILLE (8191 ATLEE RD)
  • SOUTHEASTERN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (7502 LEE DAVIS ROAD)

Amtrak stations near Mechanicsville:

  • 8 miles: RICHMOND, MAIN STREET (RICHMOND, 1500 MAIN STREET) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms.
  • 8 miles: RICHMOND (7519 STAPLES MILL RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar and vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: ASHLAND (112 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mechanicsville:

  • J Sargeant Reynolds Community College (about 7 miles; Richmond, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,271)
  • Virginia Union University (about 7 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (about 8 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 26,647)
  • University of Richmond (about 11 miles; University of Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • John Tyler Community College (about 20 miles; Chester, VA; FT enrollment: 5,864)
  • Virginia State University (about 27 miles; Petersburg, VA; FT enrollment: 5,815)
  • College of William and Mary (about 43 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,617)

Public high schools in Mechanicsville:

  • LEE DAVIS HIGH (Students: 1,677, Location: 7052 MECHANICSVILLE PIKE, Grades: 9-12)
  • ATLEE HIGH (Students: 1,537, Location: 9414 ATLEE STATION ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • HANOVER HIGH (Students: 1,382, Location: 10307 CHAMBERLAYNE RD., Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Mechanicsville:

Private elementary/middle school in Mechanicsville:

  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 101, Location: 8094 LIBERTY CIRCLE, Grades: PK-5)
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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of singer Jason Mraz

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Notable locations in Mechanicsville: Academy (A), Atlee Station Commercial Center (B), Old Hickory Commercial Park (C), Ellerson Industrial Park (D), Lee Davis Commercial Park (E), Carneals Store (F), Brandy Branch Mill (G), Borkeys Store (H), Hanover County Fire / Emergency Medical Services Company 7 - Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Station (I), Hanover County Fire / Emergency Medical Services Company 14 - East Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad (J), Fire Station Number1 (K), James City Rescue Squad (L), Pamunkey Regional Library Mechanicsville Branch Library (M), Hanover County Fire / Emergency Medical Services Company 6 - Henry Volunteer Fire Station (N), Pamunkey Regional Library Atlee Branch Library (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Hanover Commons Shopping Center (1), Hanover Village Shopping Center (2), Cold Harbor Village Shopping Center (3), Brandy Hill Plaza Shopping Center (4), Atlee Square Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mechanicsville include: Mechanicsville Baptist Church (A), Mechanicsville Presbyterian Church (B), Pole Green Church (C), Shady Grove Church (D), Springfield Church (E), Walnut Grove Church (F), Westhill Church (G), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (H), Holly Ridge Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Abraham Cemetery (1), Walnut Grove Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Cherrydale Pond (A), Westhaven Lake (B), Dabney Lake (C), Sledds Lake (D), Westhaven Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Horse Creek (A), Strawhorn Creek (B), Opossum Creek (C), Brandy Branch (D), Beaverdam Creek (E), Academy Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Party Makers Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 8435 Clarynton Road) (1), Amf Hanover Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7317 Bell Creek Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Hampton Inn Richmond-East/Mechanicsville (7433 Bell Creek Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Jason Mraz - Male singer, Billy Parker (gridiron football) - Player of and football, Kevin Grubb - Racing driver, Tim Mensy - Country singer, Chad Beahr - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Mechanicsville, VA), Eddie Beahr - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Nov 14, 1962), Connie Lapallo - Novelist, Jamie Hughes - College basketball player (Lafayette Leopards).

Hanover County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

MECHANICSVILLE LITTLE LEAGUE (Population served: 1,950, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PAMUNKEY RIDGE CAMP (MAIN WELL) (Population served: 220, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
PAMUNKEY RIDGE CAMP (EQUESTRIAN WELL) (Address: 7300 Hanover Green Drive , Population served: 220, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
NAZARENE CAMP (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
WEST POINT EXXON (Address: 8180 Mechanicsville Turnpike , Population served: 133, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-10-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-15-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-03-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
WESTHAVEN LODGE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
OAK HILL CHRISTIAN SERVICE CAMP (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
GWYNNS ISLAND CONDO (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-21-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-08-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-07-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-28-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-28-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2011)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-27-2005), St Public Notif requested (DEC-27-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2006)

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

  • QUEENS CREEK MARINA AND SUPPLY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.3%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Mechanicsville in 2010:

  • 137 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Mechanicsville in 2000:

  • 84 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 74 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Mechanicsville (2011 data):

  • Union First Market Bank: Pole Green Branch, Bell Creek Road Branch, Mechanicsville Ukrops Branch, Mechanicsville Branch, Hanover Commons Branch. Info updated 2011/08/16: Bank assets: $3,888.6 mil, Deposits: $3,181.6 mil, headquarters in Richmond, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 99 total offices, Holding Company: Union First Market Bankshares Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Mechanicsville Branch, Rutland Commons Financial Center Bra, Brandy Hill Plaza. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Lee-Davis Branch, Mechanicsville Branch, Atlee Station Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • EVB: Windmill Branch, Old Church, Kings Charter. Info updated 2008/08/25: Bank assets: $1,061.5 mil, Deposits: $834.3 mil, headquarters in Tappahannock, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Inc.
  • Village Bank: Mechanicsville Branch at 8051 Mechanicsville Turnpike, branch established on 2008/10/14; Pebble Creek Branch at 6127 Mechanicsville Turnpike, branch established on 2004/07/01. Info updated 2008/11/26: Bank assets: $580.7 mil, Deposits: $487.7 mil, headquarters in Midlothian, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Village Bank And Trust Financial Corp.
  • SunTrust Bank: East Hanover Kroger In-Store Branch at 6335 Mechanicsville Turnpike, branch established on 2002/04/15; Mechanicsville Branch at 8028 Mechanicsville Pike, branch established on 1965/09/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Franklin Federal Savings Bank: Mechanicsville Branch at 7336 Bell Creek Road, South, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,012.2 mil, Deposits: $633.9 mil, headquarters in Glen Allen, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Mechanicsville Branch at 6563 Mechanicsville Turnpike, branch established on 1989/11/27. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Citizens and Farmers Bank: Mechanicsville Branch at 7021 Mechanicsville Turnpike, branch established on 2003/09/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $921.0 mil, Deposits: $647.3 mil, headquarters in West Point, VA, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: C&F Financial Corporation
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Mechanicsville:

Marital status in Mechanicsville, VA
  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Mechanicsville:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mechanicsville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mechanicsville, VA (based on Hanover County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,65963
Mainline Protestant13,41640
Catholic5,1832
Other2,5129
Black Protestant1,1362
Orthodox301
None50,927-
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: 17
Here:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Hanover County:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
This county:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
This county:

6.27 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hanover County:

25.1%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mechanicsville:

50.2%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mechanicsville:

48.0%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Mechanicsville:

28.8
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.8%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mechanicsville:

9.4%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mechanicsville:

34.7%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Mechanicsville:

57.6%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Mechanicsville:

79.5%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mechanicsville, VA Residents

7.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.63%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Henrico County, VA  2.77% ($67,339 average AGI)
from Richmond city, VA  0.73% ($51,866)
from Chesterfield County, VA  0.59% ($66,443)


6.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Henrico County, VA  2.16% ($51,675 average AGI)
to Richmond city, VA  0.72% ($42,543)
to Chesterfield County, VA  0.42% ($50,846)
Businesses in Mechanicsville, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6Marshalls1
AMF Bowling1Martin's1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1Nike2
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax1
Burger King2Old Navy1
CVS3Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Circle K1Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Payless1
Curves1Penske1
DHL3PetSmart1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
DressBarn1Popeyes1
Dressbarn1Quiznos1
Famous Footwear1RadioShack1
FedEx9Rite Aid2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Ruby Tuesday1
Ford1Rue211
GNC2SONIC Drive-In1
GameStop2Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block1Starbucks2
Hilton1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1T.G.I. Driday's1
Home Depot1Taco Bell1
Honda1Target1
IHOP1U-Haul4
KFC1UPS8
Kohl's1Verizon Wireless2
Kroger2Waffle House1
Lane Bryant1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Lowe's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mechanicsville:

  • WREJ (1540 AM; 10 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTK (1380 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRNL (910 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXGI (950 AM; 4 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: GEE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTH (1590 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVNZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WCLM (1450 AM; 1 kW; HIGHLAND SPRINGS, VA; Owner: WORLD MEDIA BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLEE (1320 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: 4M OF RICHMOND, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mechanicsville:

  • WCVE-FM (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCDX (92.1 FM; MECHANICSVILLE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMXB (103.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WBTJ (106.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMO-FM (105.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRXL (102.1 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYFJ (100.1 FM; ASHLAND, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBBT-FM (107.3 FM; POWHATAN, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WDYL (101.1 FM; CHESTER, VA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAUQ (89.7 FM; CHARLES CITY, VA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WRVQ (94.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKHK (95.3 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWUZ (96.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, VA; Owner: THE FREE LANCE-STAR PUBLISHING CO. OF FREDERICKSBURG, VA)
  • WKLR (96.5 FM; FORT LEE, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WDCE (90.1 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND)
  • WHCE (91.1 FM; HIGHLAND SPRINGS, VA; Owner: HENRICO COUNTY SCHOOLS)
  • W298AG (107.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WTVR-FM (98.1 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mechanicsville:

  • WXOB-LP (Channel 17; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W48BI (Channel 48; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WUPV (Channel 65; ASHLAND, VA; Owner: BELL BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRLH-TV (Channel 35; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WRLH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WWBT (Channel 12; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF VIRGINIA)
  • WTVR-TV (Channel 6; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: ELCOM OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WRIC-TV (Channel 8; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RICHMOND, INC.)
  • WCVW (Channel 57; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W39CO (Channel 39; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WKYV-LP (Channel 61; KEYSVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMA-LP (Channel 52; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Mechanicsville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 568ft / 173mTotal length
  • $1,167,000Total costs
  • 1,257,711Total average daily traffic
  • 53,611Total average daily truck traffic
  • 872,484Total future (year 2022) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mechanicsville, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 341970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mechanicsville, VA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED158$216,124120$194,3091,019$193,78749$109,40035$163,7780$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$219,4894$203,30355$207,3855$147,7663$204,5030$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$204,97511$187,747265$211,62721$65,06111$130,1041$66,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$234,90017$173,196212$210,6348$128,7344$154,3200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$296,4106$213,77552$193,9533$252,6232$152,0900$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3209.00 , 3210.01, 3210.02, 3211.00, 3212.01, 3212.02, 3213.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$236,92127$229,913
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$236,45814$264,588
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$293,1207$219,069
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$330,7721$146,640
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$189,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3209.00 , 3210.01, 3210.02, 3211.00, 3212.01, 3212.02, 3213.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mechanicsville, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mechanicsville, VA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 232. The highest number of fire incidents - 351 took place in 2016, and the least - 110 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Mechanicsville, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.0%), and Outside Fires (29.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mechanicsville, VA
    • 1,85347.0%Structure Fires
    • 1,14229.0%Outside Fires
    • 63616.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3117.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mechanicsville, VA
Most common first names in Mechanicsville, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William26374.5 years
James24771.0 years
Mary23380.7 years
John22174.5 years
Robert18372.4 years
Charles13974.1 years
George11675.7 years
Margaret11280.1 years
Thomas10073.2 years
Elizabeth9380.7 years
Most common last names in Mechanicsville, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11176.4 years
Martin8776.6 years
Jones7777.6 years
Taylor7374.9 years
Williams7276.5 years
Johnson6373.4 years
Brooks6177.4 years
Wright5476.6 years
Davis4874.3 years
Harris4875.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mechanicsville, VA
  • 63.0%Electricity
  • 27.4%Utility gas
  • 7.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mechanicsville, VA
  • 85.8%Electricity
  • 6.1%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Mechanicsville compared to Virginia state average:

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

Mechanicsville on our top lists:

  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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