StatCan Census Data for Mackay ...
Although we found mention of Mackay during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.
According to the most recent StatCan census (in 2006), Mackay had a population of 30 people.<2>
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/
|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Mackay and then turned east". While Mackay could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Mackay as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.
Also keep in mind that Mackay could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.
Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alberta community named Mackay.
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|<2>||Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Mackay were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mackay.