Mechanicville is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,037 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mechanicville is the 311th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Mechanicville was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mechanicville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mechanicville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mechanicville who work in office and administrative support (15.72%), food service (11.18%), and sales jobs (8.69%).
The education level of Mechanicville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.86% of adults 25 and older in Mechanicville have a college degree.
The per capita income in Mechanicville in 2018 was $27,120, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,480 for a family of four. However, Mechanicville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Mechanicville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mechanicville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mechanicville include Italian, Irish, German, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Mechanicville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.