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Mechanicsville, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Mechanicsville had a population of 1,048 as of July 1, 2017. Mechanicsville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mechanicsville is located at latitude 41.9056 and longitude -91.2533 in Cedar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mechanicsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cedar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 919 feet.

The City of Mechanicsville (GNIS ID: 2395079) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Mechanicsville is located within Township of Pioneer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cedar County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mechanicsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Mechanicsville, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,048
Daytime Population: Workers 197
Daytime Population: Residents 497
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 694
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 1,007
Population in Familes 825
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 1,262
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $67,446
Average Household Income $72,926
Per Capita Income $29,898


Total Housing Units 501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 348 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $133,864
Average Home Value $149,280


Total Households 432
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 297
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 -1.23% -0.91%
Households -1.19% -0.85%
Families -0.81% -0.96%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Mechanicsville, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mechanicsville to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 279 73rd
Population Density # 176 83rd
Diversity Index # 565 44th
Median Household Income # 122 88th
Per Capita Income # 307 70th

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