Mechanicsburg, Ohio

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Mechanicsburg is a village in Champaign County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,744 at the 2000 census.

Mechanicsburg laid out in 1814 on the site of the Shawnee Indian Village of Chief Ohito. Mechanicsburg was also a station on the underground railroad with “conductor” Udney Hyde helping more than 500 slaves on their way to freedom.

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Geography

Mechanicsburg is located at 40°4′28″N 83°33′28″W / 40.07444°N 83.55778°W / 40.07444; -83.55778 (40.074483, -83.557759)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²) of it is land and 0.97% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,744 people, 705 households, and 473 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,699.4 people per square mile (653.7/km²). There were 761 housing units at an average density of 741.6/sq mi (285.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.59% White, 0.92% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.29% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

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

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