Information Resource Guide
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.