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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,201
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+19,204
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married56%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.3%
Median Earnings25+$45,585
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,971

Wealth

Median Family Income$88,039
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,142
Median House Value$226,500

Ancestry

English21.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.7%
Irish10.7%
Italian4.9%
African2.8%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2.2%
Polish1.5%
Norwegian1%
Dutch0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Arab0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Mechanicsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hanover County
Standard Zip Codes23111, 23116
Phone Area Codes804
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.62
Approximate Longitude-77.35

Mechanicsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRICHMOND BYRD INTL AP
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 45 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationASHLAND
Distance11.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip44 inches
StationCROZIER
Distance28.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip44 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ashland7,406$67,054
Colonial Heights17,554$62,708
Glen Allen16,524$80,862
Hopewell22,332$50,828
Richmond216,773$52,120

Mechanicsville Hospitals

Hanover Outpatient Center
7016 Lee Park Road
(804) 730-9000
Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center
(Non-profit)
8262 Atlee Road
(804) 764-6000
Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital
8254 Atlee Road
(804) 342-4320
Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
8260 Atlee Road
(804) 764-6000
Urosurgical Center Of Richmond - North
(Non-profit)
8228 Meadowbridge Road
(804) 287-6100

Mechanicsville Public Schools

Battlefield Park Elem
5501 Mechanicsville Turnpike
ZIP: 23111
(804) 723-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Cold Harbor Elem
6740 Cold Harbor Road
ZIP: 23111
(804) 723-3620
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Laurel Meadow Elem
8248 Lee-davis Road
ZIP: 23111
(804) 365-4510
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Lee Davis High
7052 Mechanicsville Pike
ZIP: 23111
(804) 723-2200
High
Total Enrollment 1578
Mechanicsville Elem
7425 Mechanicsville Elem Drive
ZIP: 23111
(804) 723-3640
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Stonewall Jackson Middle
8021 Lee Davis Road
ZIP: 23111
(804) 723-2260
Middle
Total Enrollment 1094
Atlee High
9414 Atlee Station Road
ZIP: 23116
(804) 723-2100
High
Total Enrollment 1677
Chickahominy Middle
9450 Atlee Station Road
ZIP: 23116
(804) 723-2160
Middle
Total Enrollment 1179
Cool Spring Elem
9964 Honey Meadows Rd
ZIP: 23116
(804) 723-3560
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Hanover High
10307 Chamberlayne Rd.
ZIP: 23116
(804) 723-3700
High
Total Enrollment 1264
Kersey Creek Elem
10004 Learning Lane
ZIP: 23116
(804) 723-3440
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Oak Knoll Middle
10295 Chamberlayne Rd.
ZIP: 23116
(804) 365-4740
Middle
Total Enrollment 886
Pearson's Corner Elem
8290 New Ashcake Road
ZIP: 23116
(804) 723-3660
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Pole Green Elem
8393 Pole Green Park Ln
ZIP: 23116
(804) 365-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Rural Point Elem
7161 Studley Road
ZIP: 23116
(804) 723-3580
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
The Georgetown School
10000 Learning Lane
ZIP: 23116
(804) 723-3460
The Hanover Ctr. For Trades And Tech.
10002 Learning Lane
ZIP: 23116
(804) 723-3440
Washington-henry Elem
9025 Washington Henry Drive
ZIP: 23116
(804) 723-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 481

Mechanicsville Private Schools

Liberty Christian School
8094 Liberty Circle
ZIP: 23111
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
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