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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Borough
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°12′44″N 77°00′22″W / 40.21222°N 77.00611°W / 40.21222; -77.00611Coordinates: 40°12′44″N 77°00′22″W / 40.21222°N 77.00611°W / 40.21222; -77.00611
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Settled 1806
Incorporated 1828
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Jack Ritter
 • Council President J. Matthew Seagrist
 • Council Vice-President John W. McDermott
 • Borough Manager Patrick Edward Dennis
 • Borough Solicitor Lisa M. Coyne, Esq.
Area
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (7 km2)
Elevation 446 ft (136 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,981
 • Density 3,378.1/sq mi (1,304.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17055, 17050
Area code(s) 717
Website Mechanicsburg Borough

Mechanicsburg is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA, eight miles (13 km) west of Harrisburg. It is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. Mechanicsburg was settled in 1806 and incorporated as a borough on April 12, 1828. It is in a rich agricultural region known as the Cumberland Valley, a broad zone between South Mountain and the ridge-and-valley Appalachians. In 1900, 3,841 people lived here; in 1910, 4,469, which increased to 5,709 in 1940. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 8,981. Mechanicsburg is home of Jubilee Day, the largest and longest-running one-day street fair on the east coast. It is estimated as many as 60,000 people attend Jubilee Day annually.[1] Mechanicsburg lies in the center of a regional transportation crossroads, with Interstate 81, Interstate 76, Interstate 83, US Route 11, and US Route 15 passing in close proximity to the borough. Additionally, the Appalachian Trail passes through Pennsylvania a few miles from Mechanicsburg, in nearby Boiling Springs.

Geography[edit]

Mechanicsburg is located at 40°12′44″N 77°00′22″W / 40.212089°N 77.006143°W / 40.212089; -77.006143.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all of it land.

History[edit]

Mechanicsburg was the site of Union Army recruitment during the early days of the American Civil War. Specifically, Company C of the 16th Infantry regiment of Volunteers which trained at Camp Curtin was mustered there. It was involved in several early battles including the Battle of Williamsport.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 888
1860 1,939 118.4%
1870 2,569 32.5%
1880 3,018 17.5%
1890 3,691 22.3%
1900 3,841 4.1%
1910 4,469 16.3%
1920 4,688 4.9%
1930 5,647 20.5%
1940 5,709 1.1%
1950 6,786 18.9%
1960 8,123 19.7%
1970 9,385 15.5%
1980 9,487 1.1%
1990 9,452 −0.4%
2000 9,042 −4.3%
2010 8,981 −0.7%
Est. 2012 8,968 −0.1%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,042 people, 4,023 households, and 2,466 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,494.6 people per square mile (1,347.9/km2). There were 4,169 housing units at an average density of 1,611.3 per square mile (621.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.97% White, 0.43% African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 4,024 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. Of all households 32.8% were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $45,200, and the median income for a family was $54,228. Males had a median income of $37,130 versus $27,940 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,812. About 2.4% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has its headquarters in Hampden Township, Cumberland County, near Mechanicsburg.[7][8]

Points of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mechanicsburgchamber.org
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ http://www.pacivilwar.com/regiment/16th.html. Retrieved 28 May 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Contact Us." Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 5, 2012. "Central Office: 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050"
  8. ^ "Street Map." (Archive) Hampden Township. Retrieved on October 5, 2012.

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