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Welcome to Mechanicsburg ...
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 8,963 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Mechanicsburg.
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
The area code for Mechanicsburg: (717)
Websites for Mechanicsburg ...
Official Website: www.mechanicsburgborough.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mechanicsburg had an population of 8,963 people. This is a decrease of 0.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.87% 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 total 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 (with 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.
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.
Adding Mechanicsburg to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Mechanicsburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mechanicsburg was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mechanicsburg on our Genealogy Page.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 23 Nov 2021