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Economic

Honoré. M. (2012, March 25). Proud, self-reliant Mecca ‘a very unified community.’ The Desert Sun. Retrieved from http://www.mydesert.com/article/20120325/NEWS07/203240350/Proud-self-reliant-Mecca-very-united-community-

  • Mecca has seen a recent population growth as well as civic improvements, such as “new sidewalks, a Boys & Girls Club, a new public library, a health clinic and a sheriff's station.”
  • The city is inhabited by 8,500 residents; the median household income is $26,200 (state is $60,883). 
  • Mecca was the first stop on the old Bradshaw Trail, which was the first road to connect Riverside County to the Colorado River. 
  • Many residents trace their family roots in the city back to the 1950’s; many Mexican residents came to California as a part of the Bracero Program.

Hard to Count Census Tracts- Families Below Poverty Level: Riverside County Supervisorial District 4 [Topological map]. (2009). Retrieved from The California Endowment.

  • The map illustrates census tracts with families below poverty level in the county and also provides four detail maps of denser populated areas, like Indio and Mecca.

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