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People

Total Population 560
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 279
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 54.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,750
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $650
Median House Value $95,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20%
US/American 0%
English 12.5%
Irish 14.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mechanicsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles E of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Sangamon
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 62545
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.809
Longitude -89.397

Mechanicsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SPRINGFIELD CAPITAL AP
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station MOWEAQUA
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 31.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mechanicsburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bolivia (62545)

Roby (62545)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buffalo 537 $51,964
Dawson 545 $76,667

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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