Mecca, California

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Population in 2010: 8,577. Population change since 2000: +58.8%
Males: 4,174  (48.7%)
Females: 4,403  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  23.4 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 92254.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,749 (it was $22,973 in 2000)
Mecca:

$25,749
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $7,606 (it was $6,389 in 2000)

Mecca CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,961 (it was $78,400 in 2000)
Mecca:

$98,961
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $273,969; Detached houses: $301,148; Townhouses or other attached units: $240,780; In 2-unit structures: $327,759; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,495; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $161,016; Mobile homes: $70,734; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $70,997

Median gross rent in 2013: $649.

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  • Races in Mecca, CA (2010)

    Mecca races chart
    • 8,46298.7%Hispanic
    • 570.7%White alone
    • 140.2%Asian alone
    • 90.1%Black alone
    • 110.1%American Indian alone
    • 110.1%Other race alone
    • 70.08%Two or more races
    • 60.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Mecca detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mecca: 113.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (1.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: -180 feet

Land area: 1.30 square miles.

Population density: 6,616 people per square mile   (high).

Mecca,CA real estate house value index trend

Mecca, California map

For population 25 years and over in Mecca:

  • High school or higher: 29.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mecca CDP:

  • Never married: 42.5%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

4,326 residents are foreign born (48.5% Latin America).

This place:

49.0%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,338 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $949 (1.7%)

Mecca satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coachella Valley, CA (7.1 miles , pop. 118,932).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Riverside, CA (80.3 miles , pop. 255,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Diego, CA (82.9 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: Thermal, CA (2.4 miles ), Coachella Valley, CA (2.7 miles ), Oasis, CA (2.8 miles ), Vista Santa Rosa, CA (3.0 miles ), Coachella, CA (3.1 miles ), Desert Shores, CA (3.5 miles ), Indio, CA (3.7 miles ), Salton Sea Beach, CA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 33.57 N, Longitude: 116.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Mecca household income distribution Mecca home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (37%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Mecca: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mecca, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mecca-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 670% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from Mecca center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 32.6 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 194.2 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from Mecca center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Riverside County (42) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 22, Floods: 17, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mecca topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mecca:

  • KIDNEY INSTITUTE OF THE DESERT (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; INDIO, CA)

Amtrak station near Mecca:

  • 14 miles: INDIO (45995 MONROE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mecca:

  • College of the Desert (about 22 miles; Palm Desert, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,686)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 55 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 62 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 5,313)
  • Crafton Hills College (about 68 miles; Yucaipa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,222)
  • Moreno Valley College (about 69 miles; Moreno Valley, CA; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • California State University-San Marcos (about 70 miles; San Marcos, CA; FT enrollment: 8,070)
  • Palomar College (about 71 miles; San Marcos, CA; FT enrollment: 15,037)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mecca:

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Notable locations in Mecca: Mecca-North Shore Branch Riverside Public Library (A), Riverside County Fire Department Station 40 Mecca (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Riverside County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 283. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

283
U.S.:

75

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 41.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 58.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

58.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.58
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 47.1%
(38.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.6% for Black residents, 47.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 79.5% for American Indian residents, 45.8% for other race residents, 20.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.6 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  91.6%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.2%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
96 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000
15 people in unknown juvenile institutions in 2000

Mecca, California environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

30.3
California average:

15.4

Mecca travel time to work - commute Mecca mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mecca CDP (based on Riverside County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic602,76551
Evangelical Protestant240,306741
Other77,581194
Mainline Protestant29,535103
Black Protestant19,17040
Orthodox3,64711
None1,216,637-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 330
Riverside County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 91
Riverside County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 311
Riverside County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,125
Here:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Riverside County:

24.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

43.6%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.9%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

30.1%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.6%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mecca:

6.7
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

27.0%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Mecca:

51.7%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.3%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mecca, CA Residents

6.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Bernardino County, CA  1.45% ($40,820 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.38% ($43,924)
from Orange County, CA  1.03% ($49,190)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
California average:

5.12%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($396 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Bernardino County, CA  1.22% ($35,688 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.94% ($37,493)
to Orange County, CA  0.88% ($47,472)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mecca:

  • KNWZ (970 AM; 5 kW; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KNWQ (1140 AM; 10 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCMJ (1270 AM; 5 kW; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPSI (920 AM; 5 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R & R RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KXPS (1010 AM; 4 kW; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mecca:

  • KRCK-FM (97.7 FM; MECCA, CA; Owner: PLAYA DEL SOL BROADCASTERS)
  • KZAL (105.5 FM; DESERT CENTER, CA; Owner: WORLDWIDE MULTI-MEDIA B/C CO.)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLVJ (100.1 FM; JULIAN, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KCLB-FM (93.7 FM; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KATY-FM (101.3 FM; IDYLLWILD, CA; Owner: ALL PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K201AR (88.1 FM; BANNING, CA; Owner: KSGN, INC.)
  • K232CX (94.3 FM; DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCRI (89.3 FM; INDIO, CA; Owner: SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KJJZ (102.3 FM; INDIO, CA; Owner: R M BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • KUNA-FM (96.7 FM; LA QUINTA, CA; Owner: GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • KYOR (106.9 FM; YUCCA VALLEY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPSC (88.5 FM; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KKUU (92.7 FM; INDIO, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KWRP (96.1 FM; SAN JACINTO, CA; Owner: MAGIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLM-FM2 (106.1 FM; SAN JACINTO, CA; Owner: RM BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • KLOB (94.7 FM; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K280CV (103.9 FM; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Mecca:

  • KESQ-TV (Channel 42; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • KDFX-CA (Channel 33; INDIO/PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $4,600,000Total costs
  • 450Total average daily traffic
  • 750Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 98775 Highway 111 (Lat: 33.525583 Lon: -115.943889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 31.7 m, Call Sign: KNKA209
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 08/26/2014, Expiration Date: 10/01/2024Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Richard Byrne, 99061 Access Road (Lat: 33.523056 Lon: -115.938611), Type: 22.8, Overall height: 21.3 m, Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Richard Byrne, 99061 Access Road (Lat: 33.523056 Lon: -115.938611), Type: 22.8, Overall height: 21.3 m, Registrant: 9194695559, Shart@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Richard Byrne, 99061 Access Road (Lat: 34.178528 Lon: -119.161111), Type: 18.2, Overall height: 16.5 m, Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Richard Byrne, 99061 Access Road (Lat: 34.178528 Lon: -119.161111), Type: 18.2, Overall height: 16.5 m, Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Edward G Roach, 99061 Access Road (Lat: 33.523056 Lon: -115.938611), Type: 22.8, Structure height: 06065 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Mecca, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KJ6TBX, Licensee ID: L01677694, Grant Date: 12/13/2011, Expiration Date: 12/13/2021, Certifier: Manuel G Montes, Registrant: Manuel G Montes, Mecca, CA 92254
  • Call Sign: KJ6UAT, Licensee ID: L01688258, Grant Date: 02/10/2012, Expiration Date: 02/10/2022, Certifier: Jorge Rios, Registrant: Jorge Rios, Mecca, CA 92254-1267

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 72 mph), Engine: LYCOMING VO-540 SERIES (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 492HS , Serial Number: 1141, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Bertling Corp, 101111 Desert Aire Dr, Mecca, CA 92254
  • Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 72 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6053H , Serial Number: 5230, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 03/14/2001
    Registrant (Corporation): Bertling Corp, 101111 Desert Aire Dr, Mecca, CA 92254
  • Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 72 mph), Engine: LYCOMING VO-540 SERIES (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6145G , Serial Number: 5177, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 09/13/2001
    Registrant (Corporation): Bertling Corp, 101111 Desert Aire Dr, Mecca, CA 92254
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8077X , Serial Number: E-2534, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 06/26/1990
    Registrant (Corporation): Brothers Pride Aviation LLC, 93400 Hammond Rd, Mecca, CA 92254
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8262T , Serial Number: 17556962, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 04/07/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Khaythan K Chamberlain, 101111 Desert Aire Dr, Mecca, CA 92254

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$71,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0456.04

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mecca, CA
Most common first names in Mecca, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria2066.2 years
Jose1672.5 years
Robert1262.7 years
Antonio1065.7 years
Francisco967.7 years
George857.0 years
John869.6 years
Mary873.7 years
Juan863.7 years
Ramon680.5 years
Most common last names in Mecca, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lopez971.8 years
Hernandez967.0 years
Rodriguez858.1 years
Perez770.2 years
Reyes672.8 years
Gomez680.0 years
Garcia668.3 years
Cox571.4 years
Martinez477.0 years
Sanchez472.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

Businesses in Mecca, CA

  • Starbucks: 1
  • Subway: 1

Mecca compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Mecca on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Central America (population 500+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 1,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Americas (population 500+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Latin America (population 500+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people carpooling to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Mexico (population 500+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #7 (92254) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 (92254) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 (92254) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #44 (92254) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #53 (92254) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #58 (92254) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #64 (92254) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #74 (92254) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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