Mechanicsville is on the outer edge of Cedar County. With Highway 30 running along the outskirts of town, and the Union Pacific Railroad parallel to the highway it provides good economic dynamics. Not to mention Mechanicsville is close in proximity to Cedar Rapids, just 25 miles away and Iowa City is 30 miles away. The Eastern Iowa Airport is just a short 25 mile commute with many non-stop destinations in the United States available. This city offers a small town feel but close to large city living.

The Mechanicsville Economic Development Company was established over 50 years ago to support the development of the City of Mechanicsville. Currently, the group is working on a five-acre multiplex sports complex to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the County and Mechanicsville residents.


Mechanicsville is part of a four town school district, North Cedar Community School District. Home to one of the two North Cedar School District’s Elementary schools, it serves kindergarten-4th graders. 

Mechanicsville has a population of 1,146 people.

  • 18.5% (212 people) - Seniors (65+)
  • 29.2% (334 people) - Boomers (45-65)
  • 17.6% (202 people) - Adults (30-44)
  • 10% (115 people) - Young Adults (20-29)
  • 24.7% (283 people) - Children (19 and under)

Median Age population by Gender:

  • Male-42.2
  • Female-43.5

Median household income is $ 30,327. There are 471 households in Mechanicsville, 315 of those are family households. The percent of the population in owner occupied units is 75.7% compared to the state of Iowa that has 81.9% and the United States at 65.2%.

More recently known as “Heaven Amongst the Cedars,” the city of Mechanicsville was named after having many mechanics among its early settlers. It has over 40 businesses serving the community.

For more information about the community, please utilize the following links:

City of Mechanicsville
North Cedar Community School District

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