Mechanicville, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mechanicville, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Mechanicville had a population of 5,169 as of July 1, 2018. 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 42.9041 and longitude -73.6889 in Saratoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mechanicville (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mechanicville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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

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Mechanicville, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,169
Population in Households 5,169
Population in Familes 3,698
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6,149
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $44,942
Average Household Income $60,799
Per Capita Income $27,406


Total Housing Units 2,590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 910 (35.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,420 (54.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 260 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $167,957
Average Home Value $208,956


Total Households 2,330
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,236
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.06% 0.17%
Households -0.07% 0.18%
Families -0.27% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   3.39%

Mechanicville, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mechanicville to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 339 72nd
Population Density # 94 92nd
Diversity Index # 691 42nd
Median Household Income # 1008 16th
Per Capita Income # 828 31st

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