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Mechanicsburg is a township in Sangamon County, in the Springfield metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Mechanicsburg. For links to other places called Mechanicsburg, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mechanicsburg is 39.829N. The longitude is -89.43W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 577 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,116.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mechanicsburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sangamon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62520 ZIP code.
29% of Mechanicsburg residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $19,155, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Mechanicsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mechanicsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $354. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $852.
Sangamon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mechanicsburg political report.
The average commute time for Mechanicsburg workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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