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Mechanicsburg is a borough in Cumberland County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area.

The community was named for the large number of mechanics living here

The latitude of Mechanicsburg is 40.214N. The longitude is -77.008W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 433 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,901.


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Median household income
Local
$45,200
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mechanicsburg demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Jubilee Day - June 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mechanicsburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Mechanicsburg attractions: Williams Grove Park
Historic sites and museums: Freight Station Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Mechanicsburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cumberland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Harrisburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17055 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

36% of Mechanicsburg residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mechanicsburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mechanicsburg was $22,812, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Mechanicsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Mechanicsburg include Mechanicsburg Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mechanicsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $506.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $995.


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Libraries in Mechanicsburg include Mechanicsburg Area Public Library ... View libraries

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Cumberland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mechanicsburg political report.

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The average commute time for Mechanicsburg workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Mechanicsburg include Best Western Plantation Inn, Comfort Inn Capital City, Country Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge Mechanicsburg, Holiday Inn Harrisburg West, Ramada Limited Mechanicsburg, Wingate Inn.

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