Mechanicsville, VA 23116 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23116: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Acceptable Alternative
Mechanicsvlle, VA 23116

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 776
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,839
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Hanover County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.628, Longitude -77.353
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Mechanicsville, VA 23116 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,075
Population in Households 28,966
Population in Familes 26,458
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density1 509
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 10,250
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 8,446
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,139 (86.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,111 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 381 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $317,955
Average Home Value $349,674


Median Household Income $106,050
Average Household Income $120,951
Per Capita Income $42,758
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 1.11%
Households 1.29% 1.21%
Families 1.23% 1.15%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mechanicsville, VA 23116 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23116 to the other 873 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 97 89th
Population Density1 # 207 76th
Diversity Index2 # 594 32nd
Median Household Income # 59 93rd
Per Capita Income # 106 88th

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