Mackay, Idaho

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Mackay, Idaho

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High Points

Mackay strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Idaho):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Mackay Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Mackay Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Mackay Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Mackay, Idaho

Comparing Mackay to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Idaho (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Male Share of the Population 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 7
Female Share of the Population 4 7
Well-Paid Single Women 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5
People Above Poverty 3 3
Median Family Income 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 5 3
Short Commute Times 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Housing Recently Built 7 5

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Mackay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 84 miles W of Idaho Falls, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 458 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Custer
Standard Zip Codes 83251
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.914
Longitude -113.612

Mackay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 28 to 56 F
Jul Temp 47 to 84 F
Oct Temp 29 to 60 F
Annual Precip 9.7 inches
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 30 F
Apr Temp 26 to 54 F
Jul Temp 45 to 81 F
Oct Temp 26 to 58 F
Annual Precip 8.1 inches
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 55 F
Jul Temp 52 to 85 F
Oct Temp 31 to 60 F
Annual Precip 15.2 inches
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Mackay Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 566 100%
Male 277 48.9%
Female 289 51.1%
Under 18 127 22.4%
18+ 439 77.6%
65+ 121 21.4%
Median Age 44.3
Average Family Size 2.86
White 558 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 4 0.7%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 2.3%

Estimated Mackay Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 529
Growth -37
Growth % -6.5%

Mackay Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 20.8%
German 15.3%
US/American 13.5%
Irish 10.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
Swedish 4.9%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
Norwegian 3.4%
Danish 3.4%
Italian 2.3%
Scandinavian 2.3%
Scottish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Polish 1.8%
French Canadian 1.6%
Welsh 1%
Dutch 1%
German Russian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
European 0.5%
Northern European 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
British 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mackay, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Chilly (83251)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mackay 566 $31,667
Arco 1,026 $34,688
Moore 196 $30,000

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Mackay High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 116 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

Mackay Colleges

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