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Mecca is a town in Parke County.
The community was named for the holy city
The latitude of Mecca is 39.727N. The longitude is -87.33W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 512 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 361.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mecca demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Parke County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47860 ZIP code.
24% of Mecca residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mecca ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mecca was $12,094, compared with $21,587 nationally.
1% of Mecca residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mecca, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $557.
Parke County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mecca political report.
The average commute time for Mecca workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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