Mechanicstown, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Mechanicstown, New York - Basic Facts

The Mechanicstown Census Designated Place had a population of 8,133 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.4429 and longitude -74.3885 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Mechanicstown Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mechanicstown: Mechanic Town.

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Mechanicstown, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mechanicstown, NY Housing Affordability Index is 111
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
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

Mechanicstown, NY Wealth Index is 73
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
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 8,133
Population in Households 7,937
Population in Familes 6,017
Population in Group Qrtrs 196
Population Density 2,426
Diversity Index1 81
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,599
Average Household Income $77,376
Per Capita Income $31,827
Wealth Index3 73

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,686 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,604 (46.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 169 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $229,219
Housing Affordability Index2 111
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,289
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,951
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 1.74% 1.2%
Households 1.73% 1.19%
Families 1.6% 1.05%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Mechanicstown, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mechanicstown to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 231 81st
Population Density # 353 71st
Diversity Index # 32 97th
Median Household Income # 570 52nd
Per Capita Income # 620 48th

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