Mecca, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 333 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.2%
 
Males: 191  (57.4%)
Females: 142  (42.6%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 47860, 47862, 47872.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,356 (it was $31,375 in 2000)
Mecca:

$33,356
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,489 (it was $12,094 in 2000)

Mecca town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $44,148 (it was $32,300 in 2000)
Mecca:

$44,148
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $73,961; Detached houses: $66,166; Mobile homes: $84,698

Median gross rent in 2012: $425.

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  • White alone - 327 (97.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mecca: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (48.7%), German (14.1%), English (9.1%), Irish (8.5%), Italian (3.5%), Polish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 495 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 829 people per square mile   (low).

Mecca,IN real estate house value index trend

Mecca, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Mecca:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mecca town:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 27.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 26.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
Indiana:  4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $400 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $256 (0.7%)

Mecca satellite photo by USGS

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

Mecca household income distribution Mecca home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+7.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (64%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Mecca, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Mecca 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 the city 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 Mecca 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 (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 91.2. This is worse than average.

City:

91.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.837. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.837
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.3%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

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 above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mecca town (based on Parke County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.29%
Here: 34.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchFriends (Quakers)Southern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents34.0%14.4%8.4%7.8%6.9%
Congregations17.1%17.1%9.8%4.9%2.4%
NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOld Order AmishChurches of ChristOther
Adherents5.4%5.3%4.6%4.0%9.1%
Congregations4.9%9.8%7.3%7.3%19.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Parke 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.
State:

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

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
State:

14.3%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$420
Firefighters 0$0 1$425
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,295

5.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Vigo County, IN  1.00% ($28,621 average AGI)
from Vermillion County, IN  0.88% ($31,882)
from Marion County, IN  0.40% ($24,000)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,175 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Indiana average:

5.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Vermillion County, IN  1.24% ($26,097 average AGI)
to Vigo County, IN  1.22% ($29,944)
to Montgomery County, IN  0.39% ($28,435)

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: 39.71782, Lon: -87.31856, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $565,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,033
Total average daily truck traffic: 30
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,509

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Mecca

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mecca, IN
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

Mecca on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations:"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Computer and electronic products"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products"
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