Introduction to Mechanicsville, Virginia

Mechanicsville, Virginia is 6 miles NE of Richmond, Virginia (center to center) and 89 miles NW of Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is in Hanover county. The town is part of the Richmond - Petersburg metro area. The population of Mechanicsville is 30,464.

Mechanicsville History

Mechanicsville has been associated with a few major battles during the American Civil War. The first was the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek. It started on June 26, 1862, towards the east of Mechanicsville. This was the second in a series of battles known as the Seven Days Battles, which were fought during the American Civil War. The third battle, of the Seven Days Battles, was the Battle of Gaines' Mill which also took place east of Mechanicsville. The Battle of Cold Harbor was the other major battle fought near Mechanicsville.

Mechanicsville and nearby Attractions

  • Old Hickory Commercial Park
  • Rural Point
  • Cold Harbor Village Shopping Center
  • Westhaven Lake
  • Opossum Creek
  • Historic Polegreen Church

Things To Do In Mechanicsville

Since a number of important battles of the American Civil War were fought near Mechanicsville, the area has several historic sites and museums which take visitors into that era. In addition, Richmond, which is a few miles away, has a number of interesting attractions including parks, gardens, museums, historic sites, and monuments.

Mechanicsville Transportation

Richmond International Airport is nearby.

Mechanicsville Higher Education

The nearest centers for higher education include Virginia Commonwealth University, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and University of Richmond.


Total Population 36,991
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 18,831
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 58.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.9%
Median Earnings25+ $44,186
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,502
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,820


Median Family Income $83,439
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 21.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,088
Median House Value $226,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 18.9%
Irish 10.7%

Mechanicsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Richmond, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles NW of Virginia Beach, Virginia
County Hanover
Metro Area Richmond - Petersburg
Standard Zip Codes 23111, 23116
Phone Area Codes 804
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.608
Longitude -77.373

Mechanicsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 45 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mechanicsvlle (23111, 23116)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashland 7,264 $56,373
Colonial Heights 17,542 $66,381
Glen Allen 15,464 $79,205
Hopewell 22,375 $49,730
Richmond 211,063 $50,679

Mechanicsville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(804) 764-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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