Mecca, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 326 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.2%
 
Males: 151  (46.5%)
Females: 175  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 47860, 47862, 47872.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,896 (it was $31,375 in 2000)
Mecca:

$40,896
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,794 (it was $12,094 in 2000)

Mecca town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $49,271 (it was $32,300 in 2000)
Mecca:

$49,271
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $63,648; detached houses: $80,257; mobile homes: $48,579

Median gross rent in 2017: $650.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mecca: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.8%
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  • Races in Mecca, IN (2010)
    • 32797.6%White alone
    • 41.2%Two or more races
    • 30.9%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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Ancestries: American (45.6%), German (9.6%), English (9.2%), Irish (7.5%), Czechoslovakian (5.3%), Polish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 495 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 812 people per square mile   (low).

Mecca, Indiana map

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $476 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $284 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Terre Haute, IN (18.0 miles , pop. 59,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (63.1 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (147.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Montezuma, IN (2.2 miles ),
Fairview Park, IN (2.3 miles ),
Clinton, IN (2.5 miles ),
Rockville, IN (2.5 miles ),
Rosedale, IN (2.8 miles ),
Bloomingdale, IN (2.9 miles ),
Universal, IN (3.1 miles ),
Shepardsville, IN (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.73 N, Longitude: 87.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 765

Distribution of median household income in Mecca, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mecca, IN in 2017
Mecca satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Indiana:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+7.3%).
Most common industries in Mecca, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.4%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (15.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (11.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.9%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Wood products (8.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (8.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.1%)
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (10.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Gasoline stations (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Mecca, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (16.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)

Average climate in Mecca, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 78.9. This is about average.

City:

78.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.04
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Mecca-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the Mecca town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.8 miles away from the town center killed 28 people and injured 123 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mecca-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from Mecca center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 122.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from Mecca center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Parke County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mecca topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mecca:

  • CHILD ADULT RESOURCE SRV INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; CLINTON, IN)
  • CLINTON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CLINTON, IN)
  • WALNUT CREEK AT CLINTON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CLINTON, IN)
  • UNION HOSPITAL CLINTON Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; CLINTON, IN)
  • CLINTON GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CLINTON, IN)
  • VERMILLION CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CLINTON, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mecca:

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 17 miles; Terre Haute, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,123)
  • Indiana State University (about 19 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • DePauw University (about 26 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Danville Area Community College (about 31 miles; Danville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,229)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 49 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 54 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 38,271)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 55 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Mecca - Wabash Township Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

75.0%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.7%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Mecca:

Marital status in Mecca, IN
  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Mecca:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Indiana average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mecca, IN (based on Parke County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,86127
Mainline Protestant1,90619
Catholic2251
Other21
None11,345-
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: 4
This county:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Parke County:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Parke County:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Parke County:

28.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.1%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.7%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mecca:

20.5%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mecca:

9.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mecca:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mecca:

42.9%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
Mecca:

57.4%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Mecca:

81.8%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mecca, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$450
Firefighters 0$0 1$425
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$420
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,295

Mecca government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($42.94)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($39.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,000 ($46.01)

Mecca government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000 ($15.34)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($12.27)
    Highways: $2,000 ($6.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($39.88)
    Other: $3,000 ($9.20)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($3.07)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($12.27)

Mecca government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $59,000 ($180.98)

6.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,198 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Vigo County, IN  1.41% ($36,341 average AGI)
from Vermillion County, IN  0.84% ($34,592)
from Clay County, IN  0.46% ($28,074)


5.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Vigo County, IN  0.98% ($36,667 average AGI)
to Vermillion County, IN  0.78% ($28,156)
to Montgomery County, IN  0.48% ($37,464)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mecca:

  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPFR (1480 AM; 5 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mecca:

  • WAXI (104.9 FM; ROCKVILLE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WPFR-FM (93.9 FM; CLINTON, IN; Owner: WORD POWER, INC.)
  • WISU (89.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA STATE UNIV. BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WTHI-FM (99.9 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WWSY (95.9 FM; SEELYVILLE, IN; Owner: BRIGHT TOWER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGI (100.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: BRIGHT TOWER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMHD-FM (90.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)
  • WBOW-FM (102.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WACF (98.5 FM; PARIS, IL; Owner: P.R.S. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRT (88.5 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WSDM-FM (97.7 FM; BRAZIL, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WWVR (105.5 FM; WEST TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W236AE (95.1 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Mecca:

  • W43BV (Channel 43; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWO (Channel 2; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • WBAK-TV (Channel 38; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTHI-TV (Channel 10; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

Mecca fatal accident list:

Jan 16, 2009 01:15 AM, Us-41, Lat: 39.717817, Lon: -87.318564, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 29.3mTotal length
  • $3,530,000Total costs
  • 10,763Total average daily traffic
  • 633Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,763Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
Most common first names in Mecca, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James476.5 years
John472.2 years
Mary477.5 years
Charles376.7 years
George281.4 years
Hubert265.0 years
Claude273.5 years
Lola280.5 years
Mae281.5 years
Martha258.5 years
Most common last names in Mecca, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones572.8 years
Lawson576.8 years
Murphy578.4 years
Taylor573.8 years
Smith475.2 years
Kelsheimer355.6 years
Maurey374.0 years
Mccall366.6 years
Thomas370.4 years
Anderson259.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mecca, IN
  • 64.8%Utility gas
  • 22.9%Electricity
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mecca, IN
  • 44.8%Utility gas
  • 37.9%Electricity
  • 13.8%Wood
  • 3.4%No fuel used


Mecca compared to Indiana state average:

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