Mechanicstown, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mechanicstown, New York - Basic Facts

The Mechanicstown Census Designated Place had a population of 7,521 as of July 1, 2016. Mechanicstown ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mechanicstown is located at latitude 41.4503 and longitude -74.3896 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Mechanicstown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 531 feet.

The Mechanicstown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389465) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Mechanicstown Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wallkill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mechanicstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mechanicstown: Mechanic Town.

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Mechanicstown, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,521
Population in Households 7,328
Population in Familes 5,560
Population in Group Qrtrs 193
Population Density1 2,243
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 3,043
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,802
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,421 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,621 (50.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $236,730
Average Home Value $264,328


Median Household Income $52,907
Average Household Income $69,317
Per Capita Income $29,370
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 1.1%
Households 1.31% 1.07%
Families 1.08% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mechanicstown, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mechanicstown to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 248 79th
Population Density1 # 389 68th
Diversity Index2 # 35 97th
Median Household Income # 726 39th
Per Capita Income # 631 47th

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