The small city of Mechanicsville, Virginia is home to just under 38,000 people. The city's population, with an average age of just over 40, is slightly older compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 37. Just 23% of residents rent in Mechanicsville, as most own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $1,170 per month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Virginia. Over the course of a year, renters in Mechanicsville will save around $1,400 compared to the state average.
Compared to the national average (13%), Mechanicsville has a relatively large percentage of college graduates, as 17% of the city's residents older than 25 possess either a BA, BS, or BFA. Additionally, 6% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Mechanicsville: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 16% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 11% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of about $88K, Mechanicsville workers earn roughly the same as their peers elsewhere in Virginia. Mechanicsville, however, compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Mechanicsville residents have an average commute of about 27 minutes. Many residents (48%) drive to work, while public transportation is not used. Few residents walk to work.
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