Mecca, Indiana

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Mecca is a town in Wabash Township, Parke County, Indiana, United States. The population was 355 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Mecca is located at 39°43′35″N 87°19′53″W / 39.72639°N 87.33139°W / 39.72639; -87.33139 (39.726254, -87.331507)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 355 people, 136 households, and 96 families residing in the town. The population density was 884.1 people per square mile (342.7/km²). There were 156 housing units at an average density of 388.5/sq mi (150.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.03% White, 0.28% Native American, and 1.69% from two or more races.

There were 136 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,375, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $24,886 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,094. About 10.2% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

References

Bloomingdale | Marshall | Mecca | Montezuma | Rockville | Rosedale

Adams | Florida | Greene | Howard | Jackson | Liberty | Penn | Raccoon | Reserve | Sugar Creek | Union | Wabash | Washington

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