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Mechanicsburg, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Mechanicsburg had a population of 650 as of July 1, 2019. Mechanicsburg ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mechanicsburg is located at latitude 39.8095 and longitude -89.3973 in Sangamon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Mechanicsburg encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sangamon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Village of Mechanicsburg (GNIS ID: 2399302) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Mechanicsburg is located within Township of Mechanicsburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sangamon County.


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Mechanicsburg, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mechanicsburg, IL Housing Affordability Index is 157
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Mechanicsburg, IL Wealth Index is 66
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 650 (100%)
Population in Households 650 (100.0%)
Population in Families 556 (85.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 607
Diversity Index2 4
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,610
Average Household Income $72,465
Per Capita Income $27,297
Wealth Index4 66

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 213 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $177,586
Housing Affordability Index3 157
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 246
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 186
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.05% 0.43%
Households 1.12% 0.4%
Families 1.04% 0.32%
Median Household Income   4.24%
Per Capita Income   3.39%

Mechanicsburg, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mechanicsburg to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 838 39th
Population Density # 1007 27th
Diversity Index # 1308 5th
Median Household Income # 556 59th
Per Capita Income # 818 40th

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