Mecca, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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Mecca, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Mecca had a population of 335 as of July 1, 2018. Mecca ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mecca is located at latitude 39.7271 and longitude -87.3316 in Parke County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mecca (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Parke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 512 feet.

The Town of Mecca (GNIS ID: 2396746) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Mecca is located within Township of Wabash, a minor civil division (MCD) of Parke County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mecca: Maidstone, Mecca Mills.

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Mecca, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 335
Population in Households 326
Population in Familes 273
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 853
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $44,358
Average Household Income $61,126
Per Capita Income $23,672


Total Housing Units 142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $94,737
Average Home Value $124,745


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.0% -0.12%
Households 0.1% -0.16%
Families -0.26% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Mecca, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mecca to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 535 21st
Population Density # 491 28th
Diversity Index # 575 15th
Median Household Income # 509 25th
Per Capita Income # 421 38th

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