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Mecca is a census-designated place (CDP) in Riverside County, California, United States. The population was 8,577 at the 2010 census, up from 5,402 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community is served by State Route 111, a north-south highway on the eastern shore of the Salton Sea. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.0 square miles, all of it land.

The 2010 United States Census reported that Mecca had a population of 8,577. The population density was 1,232.5 people per square mile (475.9/km²). The racial makeup of Mecca was 2,686 (31.3%) White, 40 (0.5%) African American, 47 (0.5%) Native American, 17 (0.2%) Asian, 7 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 5,543 (64.6%) from other races, and 237 (2.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8,462 persons (98.7%). The Census reported that 8,577 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,854 households, out of which 1,374 (74.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,185 (63.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 339 (18.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 175 (9.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 142 (7.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 10 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 98 households (5.3%) were made up of individuals and 26 (1.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.63. There were 1,699 families (91.6% of all households); the average family size was 4.70. The population was spread out with 3,372 people (39.3%) under the age of 18, 1,141 people (13.3%) aged 18 to 24, 2,353 people (27.4%) aged 25 to 44, 1,368 people (15.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 343 people (4.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23.7 years. For every 100 females there were 111.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.8 males.

There were 2,020 housing units at an average density of 290.3 per square mile (112.1/km²), of which 815 (44.0%) were owner-occupied, and 1,039 (56.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.7%. 3,978 people (46.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 4,599 people (53.6%) lived in rental housing units. 2011 December 03, The Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley opened the biggest unit in California. It is located next door to the Mecca Community Service Center. The Club presently serves approx. 350 kids from Mecca and sourounding areas.

In the state legislature Mecca is located in the 40th Senate District, represented by Democrat Denise Moreno Ducheny, and in the 80th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Manuel Perez. Federally, Mecca is located in California’s 45th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +3 and is represented by Republican Mary Bono Mack. Mecca was a featured location in Roger Corman’s 1966 film The Wild Angels, starring Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra and Bruce Dern. This film inspired the outlaw biker film genre, and marks Peter Fonda’s first appearance as a biker – three years prior to Easy Rider.

Source: Mecca on Wikipedia