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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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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.
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
Median rent in Mechanicsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $506. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $995.
Libraries in Mechanicsburg include Mechanicsburg Area Public Library ... View libraries
Cumberland 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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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