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Mecca, California - Basic Facts

The Mecca Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Riverside County at latitude 33.5767 and longitude -116.0645. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -187 feet.

The formal official name is the Mecca Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mecca, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Mecca indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mecca: Walters.

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Mecca, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 9,256
Population in Households 9,255
Population in Familes 8,598
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,330
Diversity Index2 91


Total Households 1,991
Average Household Size 4.65
Family Households 1,812
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 2,118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 890 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,101 (52.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $125,846
Average Home Value $325,703


Median Household Income $27,136
Average Household Income $34,034
Per Capita Income $7,368
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.81% 1.84%
Households 1.69% 1.72%
Families 1.53% 1.72%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 501 67th
Population Density1 # 708 54th
Diversity Index2 # 17 99th
Median Household Income # 1467 4th
Per Capita Income # 1515 1st

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