Mechanicstown, New York

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Mechanicstown is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 6,061 at the 2000 census. It is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

Mechanicstown is in the Town of Walkill, southeast of City of Middletown.


Mechanicstown is located at 41°26′58″N 74°23′39″W / 41.44944°N 74.39417°W / 41.44944; -74.39417 (41.449568, -74.394114)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.06%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,061 people, 2,241 households, and 1,479 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,821.9 per square mile (702.8/km²). There were 2,311 housing units at an average density of 694.7/sq mi (268.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.41% White, 13.91% African American, 0.45% Native American, 2.85% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 6.90% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.88% of the population.

There were 2,241 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.18.

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