Mecca, California Population 2022

8,147
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Mecca is a city located in Riverside County California. With a 2020 population of 8,147, it is the 526th largest city in California and the 4811th largest city in the United States. Mecca is currently declining at a rate of -0.44% annually and its population has decreased by -0.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,219 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Mecca has a population density of 1,171 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mecca is $32,395 with a poverty rate of 28.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $596 per month, and the median house value is $163,600. The median age in Mecca is 30.2 years, 27.6 years for males, and 30.6 years for females.

Mecca Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Meccawas:

  • Other race: 77.15%
  • White: 21.31%
  • Two or more races: 1.53%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mecca, California is 8,147 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,219.

Mecca, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,18121.31%
Some Other Race4,27577.15%
Two or More Races851.53%
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Mecca Population by Race

Mecca Population Pyramid 2022

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Mecca Median Age

34.4


Total

31.6


Male

41.1


Female

Mecca Adults

There are 4,108 adults, (537 of whom are seniors) in Mecca.

Mecca Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Mecca Sex Ratio

Female

2,336

42.16%

Male

3,205

57.84%

Mecca Population by Age

Mecca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mecca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
All63.5%36.5%
Non Family60.6%39.4%
Male46.2%53.8%
Female16%84%

63.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mecca Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0512.763.5
Married8353.8878
Male2213.4846.2
Female1195.5216
Non Family876060.6

3.9

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Mecca Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,14361.25%
9th to 12th Grade37210.63%
High School Graduate88925.41%
Some College561.60%
Associates Degree391.11%
Bachelors Degree0.00%
Graduate Degree0.00%
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Mecca Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mecca Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races3838
Other Race2,869842
Hispanic3,499984

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 0.00%.

Mecca Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,172$20,721$18,981
Less Than 9th Grade$17,268$18,318$16,170
High School Graduate$26,607$44,074$23,573
Some College$47,232$$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$20,172

Average Earnings

$20,721

Average Male

$18,981

Average Female

Mecca Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mecca Language by Age

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Mecca Language

2.50% of Mecca residents speak only English, while 97.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 97.50% of the population.

Mecca Language

Mecca Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Other1,604NaN%
Hispanic5,5411,60428.95%

28.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.15%

Male Poverty Rate

36.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mecca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mecca is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mecca is Hispanic, with 28.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.45%.

Mecca Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.26%
High School11.70%
Some College0.00%
Bachelors or GreaterNaN%

Mecca Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed16.23%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed3.31%
Female Unemployed29.47%

Mecca Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mecca Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$25,179$33,395
Families$41,799$46,667
Married Families$41,951-
Non Families$15,750$14,797
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Income by Household Type

Mecca Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

58.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mecca Married by Age and Sex

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Mecca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mecca Marital Status by Race

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Mecca Marital Status

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Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
Vietnam
Korea
World War II

Mecca Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54
55 to 64
65 to 74
75+

Mecca Veterans by Age

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Mecca Veterans by Race

Mecca Veterans by Education

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NaN%

Veteran Poverty Rate

NaN%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mecca Veterans by Education

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

11.5%

Unemployment Rate

Mecca Employment by Age

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Mecca Employment by Race

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Mecca Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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36.58%

Born in Mecca

37.45%

Native Born

62.55%

Foreign Born

49.68%

Non Citizen

12.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

37.45% of Mecca residents were born in the United States, with 36.58% having been born in California. 49.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mecca Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20108,5770.00%
20118,541-36-0.42%
20128,505-36-0.42%
20138,469-36-0.42%
20148,433-36-0.43%
20158,397-36-0.43%
20168,361-36-0.43%
20178,325-36-0.43%
20188,289-36-0.43%
20198,253-36-0.43%
20208,219-34-0.41%
20218,183-36-0.44%
20228,147-36-0.44%

Mecca Population by Year