Mecca, Indiana Population 2024

276

Mecca is a city located in Parke County and Putnam County Indiana. Mecca has a 2024 population of 276. Mecca is currently growing at a rate of 0.73% annually and its population has increased by 3.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 266 in 2020.

The average household income in Mecca is $58,381 with a poverty rate of 14.37%. The median age in Mecca is 24.9 years: 22.7 years for males, and 29.5 years for females.

Mecca Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mecca was:

  • White: 95.81%
  • Two or more races: 4.19%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
702.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.76% (10)
The current population of Mecca, Indiana is 276 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 266.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White61795.81%
Two or more races274.19%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Mecca Population by Race

Mecca Population Pyramid 2024

Mecca Median Age

24.9

Total

22.7

Male

29.5

Female

Mecca Adults

There are 428 adults, (93 of whom are seniors) in Mecca.

Mecca Age Dependency

92.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

64.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Mecca Sex Ratio

Female32750.78%
Male31749.22%

Mecca Population by Age

Mecca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1933.3462.237.8
Married884.2772.727.3
Non Family501.087822
Male404.35595
Female152.671000

3.67

Average Family Size

3.34

Average Household Size

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mecca Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade237.17%
Associates Degree309.35%
Bachelors Degree154.67%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate16150.16%
Less Than 9th Grade216.54%
Some College7122.12%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mecca Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mecca Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White31026615
2+ Races11110
Hispanic110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 4.84%.

Mecca Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$13,646$0$13,646
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$26,518$0$26,875
Less Than 9th Grade$0$45,625$0
Overall$25,714$38,750$0
Some College$0$55,833$0

$25,714

Average Earnings

$38,750

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Mecca Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mecca Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mecca Language

98.56% of Mecca residents speak only English, while 1.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.44% of the population.

Mecca Language

Mecca Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6138914.52%
Multiple27311.11%

14.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.33%

Male Poverty Rate

22.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mecca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mecca is White, with 14.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mecca is Multiple, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.87%.

Mecca Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College11.88%
High School2.48%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Mecca Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed5.31%
Male Employed4.8%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Mecca Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mecca Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$52,734$60,817
Households$39,688$58,381
Married Families$66,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,056$41,786

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mecca Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

35.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mecca Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mecca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mecca Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mecca Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

22

Number of Veterans

18

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam13
First Gulf War2
Korea1
Second Gulf War0
World War II0

Mecca Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+12
65 to 745
55 to 643
35 to 542
18 to 340

Mecca Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White215.1%
2+ Races16.25%

Mecca Veterans by Race

Mecca Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

77.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mecca Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Mecca Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mecca Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mecca Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.04%

Born in Mecca

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Mecca residents were born in the United States, with 88.04% having been born in Indiana. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Mecca Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929031.05%
202828731.06%
202728420.71%
202628231.08%
202527931.09%
202427620.73%
202327441.48%
2022270-3-1.1%
202127372.63%
2020266-59-18.15%
2019325-1-0.31%
201832610.31%
2017325-1-0.31%
201632610.31%
2015325-2-0.61%
2014327-1-0.3%
201332810.31%
201232720.62%
2011325-3-0.91%
201032800%

Mecca Population by Year