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Mecca, Indiana
The town's historic Wabash Township Graded School
The town's historic Wabash Township Graded School
Location of Mecca in Parke County, Indiana.
Location of Mecca in Parke County, Indiana.
Detailed map of Mecca
Detailed map of Mecca
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
Township Wabash
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.02 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.02 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
512 ft (156 m)
 • Total 263
 • Density 669.21/sq mi (258.51/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-48132
GNIS feature ID 438954

Mecca is a town in Wabash Township, Parke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 335 at the 2010 census.


The town of Mecca was platted on August 7, 1890 by Samuel Hixon and his friend Tom L. McCune. As of 1913, its population was about 1,400.

The Mecca Covered Bridge and Wabash Township Graded School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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), along the Big Raccoon Creek in the southeastern part of the county, about 6 miles (9.7 km) west-southwest of the county seat of Rockville. The main part of the town is on the west side of the creek, but a portion is on the east side; the Mecca Covered Bridge crosses the creek here. The Wabash River lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) to the west. U.S. Route 41 passes with 0.5 miles (0.80 km) of the town, to the southeast.

According to the 2010 census, Mecca has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 482
1990 331 −31.3%
2000 355 7.3%
2010 335 −5.6%
2020 263 −21.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 335 people, 124 households, and 93 families living in the town. The population density was 859.0 inhabitants per square mile (331.7/km2). There were 140 housing units at an average density of 359.0 per square mile (138.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.6% White, 0.3% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 124 households, of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the town was 35.5 years. 30.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.

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