Mechanicville, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Mechanicville, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Mechanicville had a population of 5,221 as of July 1, 2019. Mechanicville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mechanicville is located at latitude 42.9029 and longitude -73.6873 in Saratoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mechanicville encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Saratoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 89 feet.

The City of Mechanicville (GNIS ID: 979207) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mechanicville: Burrow, Mechanicsville, Mechanicville Village.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mechanicville, NY Housing Affordability Index is 108
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

Mechanicville, NY Wealth Index is 40
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 5,221
Population in Households 5,221
Population in Familes 3,700
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 6,211
Diversity Index1 20
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,911
Average Household Income $58,425
Per Capita Income $26,488
Wealth Index3 40

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 846 (32.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,521 (58.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 240 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $166,667
Housing Affordability Index2 108
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,367
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,255
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 0.05% 0.14%
Households 0.11% 0.17%
Families -0.08% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Mechanicville, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mechanicville 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 # 335 72nd
Population Density # 92 92nd
Diversity Index # 690 42nd
Median Household Income # 1023 14th
Per Capita Income # 867 28th

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