Mechanicsville, Iowa

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Mechanicsville, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Mechanicsville, Iowa

Comparing Mechanicsville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 6
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 6 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 5
Median Family Income 7 6
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 7
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Short Commute Times 2 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
People Living Alone 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Mechanicsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 185 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cedar
Standard Zip Codes 52306
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.904
Longitude -91.254

Mechanicsville Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TIPTON 4 NE
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
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Mechanicsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,173 100%
Male 556 47.4%
Female 617 52.6%
Under 18 299 25.5%
18+ 874 74.5%
65+ 232 19.8%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,152 98.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.5%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 12 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.4%

Estimated Mechanicsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,177
Growth 4
Growth % 0.3%

Mechanicsville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 45.7%
Irish 12.4%
US/American 10.7%
English 9.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Czech 3.5%
Scottish 3%
Norwegian 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Canadian 1.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Polish 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
European 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mechanicsvlle (52306)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mechanicsville 1,173 $44,500
Clarence 1,008 $42,250
Lisbon 1,898 $55,583
Martelle 280 $50,313
Mount Vernon 3,390 $59,205
Olin 716 $39,091
Stanwood 680 $42,143

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Mechanicsville Public Library
218 EAST 1ST
Mechanicsville, Iowa
(563) 432-7135

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