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Mecca, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Mecca had a population of 346 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mecca population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mecca: Maidstone, Mecca Mills.

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Mecca, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 346
Daytime Population: Workers 24
Daytime Population: Residents 237
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 261
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 336
Population in Familes 283
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 881
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $42,506
Average Household Income $56,464
Per Capita Income $21,712


Total Housing Units 146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $84,091
Average Home Value $105,637


Total Households 128
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 94
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 0.12%
Households 0.44% 0.16%
Families 0.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.84%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

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, 2017 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 # 530 22nd
Population Density # 482 29th
Diversity Index # 456 34th
Median Household Income # 505 26th
Per Capita Income # 486 29th

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