Mecca, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mecca, California - Basic Facts

The Mecca Census Designated Place had a population of 9,477 as of July 1, 2016. Mecca ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mecca is located at latitude 33.5767 and longitude -116.0645 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the Mecca Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -187 feet.

The Mecca Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408811) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Mecca Census Designated Place is located within Coachella Valley CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mecca population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mecca: Walters.

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Mecca, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,477
Population in Households 9,476
Population in Familes 8,802
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,362
Diversity Index2 91


Total Households 2,030
Average Household Size 4.67
Family Households 1,849
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 2,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 912 (41.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,119 (51.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $100,355
Average Home Value $167,196


Median Household Income $25,575
Average Household Income $33,571
Per Capita Income $7,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.61% 1.61%
Households 1.46% 1.47%
Families 1.36% 1.47%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   0.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mecca, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mecca to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 497 67th
Population Density1 # 698 54th
Diversity Index2 # 18 99th
Median Household Income # 1487 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1508 1st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.