Mechanicsville, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mechanicsville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Mechanicsville Census Designated Place had a population of 1,692 as of July 1, 2016. Mechanicsville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mechanicsville is located at latitude 38.4274 and longitude -76.7466 in St. Mary's County. The formal boundaries for the Mechanicsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Mary's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 157 feet.

The Mechanicsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629801) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Mechanicsville Census Designated Place is located within District 5, Mechanicsville, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Mary's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mechanicsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mechanicsville: Harrisburg.

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Mechanicsville, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,692
Population in Households 1,692
Population in Familes 1,502
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 325
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 571
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 454
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 456 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $324,194
Average Home Value $344,396


Median Household Income $100,540
Average Household Income $107,016
Per Capita Income $34,680
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.86% 1.97%
Households 1.67% 1.89%
Families 1.8% 1.83%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mechanicsville, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mechanicsville to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 285 45th
Population Density1 # 449 14th
Diversity Index2 # 351 32nd
Median Household Income # 104 80th
Per Capita Income # 219 58th

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