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Welcome to Mechanicsburg ...

Mechanicsburg is located in Cumberland County<1>.

The location of Mechanicsburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mechanicsburg has a population of 8,990 people<3> (see below for details).

Mechanicsburg is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Mechanicsburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Mechanicsburg is within the (717) area code.

Websites for Mechanicsburg ...

Official Website: www.mechanicsburgborough.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mechanicsburg had an population of 8,990 people. This is an increase of 0.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mechanicsburg had a population of 8,981 people. This makes Mechanicsburg the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Mechanicsburg represents 0.07% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,981 people, the population of Mechanicsburg has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,042 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mechanicsburg.

Communities Also Named Mechanicsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Mechanicsburg: This one is located in Cumberland County and the other is located in Beaver County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 15 communities that are also named Mechanicsburg - they are located in Illinois, Indiana (5), Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio (4), Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mechanicsburg.

Communities near Mechanicsburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mechanicsburg.

  • Harrisburg [Dauphin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg [Dauphin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Mechanicsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 49,271 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<6>
  • Carlisle [Cumberland County]
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    • Carlisle [Cumberland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Mechanicsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,198 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<6>
  • Middletown [Dauphin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown [Dauphin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Mechanicsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,594 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<6>
  • New Cumberland [Cumberland County]
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    • New Cumberland [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Mechanicsburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cumberland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Cumberland<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Steelton [Dauphin County]
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      • Steelton [Dauphin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Mechanicsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,962 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steelton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steelton<6>
    • Hummelstown [Dauphin County]
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      • Hummelstown [Dauphin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Mechanicsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hummelstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hummelstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hummelstown<6>
    • Lemoyne [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemoyne
      • Lemoyne [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Mechanicsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,634 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemoyne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemoyne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemoyne<6>
    • Wormleysburg [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wormleysburg
      • Wormleysburg [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Mechanicsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,054 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wormleysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wormleysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wormleysburg<6>
    • Penbrook [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penbrook
      • Penbrook [Dauphin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Mechanicsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,985 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penbrook
    • Manchester [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Mechanicsburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,740 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mechanicsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mechanicsburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mechanicsburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mechanicsburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mechanicsburg. Our list includes 28 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mechanicsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mechanicsburg ...

Looking for more information about Mechanicsburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mechanicsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mechanicsburg.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mechanicsburg: www.mechanicsburgborough.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Cumberland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mechanicsburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mechanicsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mechanicsburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mechanicsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mechanicsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mechanicsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2120, Longitude: -77.0041       In this case, the coordinates for Mechanicsburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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