Mechanicsburg, Illinois

Mechanicsburg: Township in Sangamon County, Illinois

About

Mechanicsburg is a township located in the county of Sangamon in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 590 and a population density of 16 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 670 inhabitants.

Mechanicsburg locator map
Location of Mechanicsburg on Illinois map.

Quick Facts about Mechanicsburg

Population : 670 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Sangamon County
Area : 36.45 km2
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 19:44:10 (13th July 2024)
Postal code : 62545
Density : 18 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 11.94% (2010-2020)
Map highlighting Mechanicsburg Township  Sangamon County  Illinois locator map image
Map highlighting Mechanicsburg Township Sangamon County Illinois
Map highlighting Mechanicsburg Township  Sangamon County  Illinois locator map image

Geography

Mechanicsburg is located at 39°48'34"N 89°23'50"W (39.8094900, -89.3973100).

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Demographics

The population of Mechanicsburg increased by 11.94% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 590 - census
2011 605 2.48% estimation process
2012 609 0.66% estimation process
2013 609 0% estimation process
2014 615 0.98% estimation process
2015 639 3.76% estimation process
2016 653 2.14% estimation process
2017 664 1.66% estimation process
2018 668 0.6% estimation process
2019 661 -1.06% estimation process
2020 670 1.34% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 108,151
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 109,649
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -1.4%
April 1, 2020 Population : 107,762
April 1, 2010 Population : 109,673
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.3%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 23.5%
People over 65 (%) : 12.3%
Female persons, % : 51.4%
White only, percent : 27.9%
Black or African American alone, percent : 40.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 1.1%
Asians alone % : 2.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.5%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 4.1%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 50.6%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 4.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 4,267
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 28.5%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 35.8%

Mechanicsburg zip code is 62545. County name: Sangamon, County fips: 17167

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 35.8%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $483,000
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,129
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $468
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,358
2015-2019 Households : 35,997
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.99
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 89.3%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 51.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 91.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 82.8%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 76.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 13.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.5%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 145,505
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 543,094
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 1,219,925
2012 total retail sales per capita : $10,972
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 31.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $54,400
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,179
Percentage of people living in poverty : 16.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 10,598
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 4,902
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 4,921
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 9,307
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 965
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 630
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 9,671
2010 population per square mile : 12,094.7
2010 land area in square miles : 9.07

Schools in Mechanicsburg

College & universities near Mechanicsburg, IL

Code Name City ZIP
437556 Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield Springfield (IL) 62707

Stations (10)

Amtrak & bus stations near Mechanicsburg, IL

Code Name Address Type
SPI Springfield station East Washington and North Third Sts. RAIL
LCN Lincoln Broadway and North Chicago Sts. RAIL
CRV Carlinville 128 Alton Rd. RAIL
BNL Uptown Station 100 East Parkinson St. RAIL
MAT Mattoon station 1718 Broadway Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Mechanicsburg

Post Office Name City ZIP
Mechanicsburg Post Office Mechanicsburg (IL) 62545

Other places with the same name (4)

Other cities in Sangamon County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Sangamon County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Springfield 113,671 The capital of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County.
Chatham 13,159 Village in Illinois, USA
Woodside 10,484 Township in Sangamon County, Illinois
Sherman 4,660 Village in Illinois, USA
Auburn 4,591 City in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
Rochester 3,715 Village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
Riverton 3,430 Village in Illinois
Pawnee 2,646 City in Oklahoma
Buckhart 1,679 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Jerome 1,575 Village in Illinois, United States
Southern View 1,557 City in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States of America
Williamsville 1,490 Village in the United States
Leland Grove 1,451 City in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
Grandview 1,369 City in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States of America
New Berlin 1,329 Township in Sangamon County, Illinois
Divernon 1,096 City in Illinois, United States of America