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Encyclopedia > Mechanicsburg, Ohio

Mechanicsburg is a village located in Champaign County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,744.


Location of Mechanicsburg, Ohio

Mechanicsburg is located at 40°4'28" North, 83°33'28" West (40.074483, -83.557759)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 km˛ (1.0 mi˛). 2.7 km˛ (1.0 mi˛) of it is land and 0.97% is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,744 people, 705 households, and 473 families residing in the village. The population density is 653.7/km˛ (1,699.4/mi˛). There are 761 housing units at an average density of 285.3/km˛ (741.6/mi˛). The racial makeup of the village is 97.59% White, 0.92% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 705 households out of which 34.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% are married couples living together, 14.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% are non-families. 28.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the village the population is spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $33,385, and the median income for a family is $42,368. Males have a median income of $34,375 versus $24,453 for females. The per capita income for the village is $16,685. 14.9% of the population and 10.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.2% of those under the age of 18 and 14.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=40.074483&longitude=-83.557759&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=40.074483&lon=-83.557759&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-83.557759&lat=40.074483&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Champaign County, Ohio History (16785 words)
PETER M., Mechanicsburg; one of the early settlers and prominent citizens of the county; was born in the State of New Hampshire in March, 1816, of English descent on his maternal and Irish on his paternal side.
LEGGE, farmer; P. Mechanicsburg; was born in Goshen Township in August, 1830, and is the son of Elijah and Elizabeth (Corlis) Legge ; the former a native of Virginia, and the latter of Maryland.
NATHAN WOLF, farmer; P. Mechanicsburg; was born in Logan Co., Ohio, in 1845, and is the son of George and Olive (Hendricks) Wolf, the former a native of Virginia, born near Harper s Ferry in 1803, and the latter a native of Clark Co., Ohio.
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