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Welcome to Mackay ...

The city of Mackay is located in Custer County<1>.


The location of Mackay has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


The pronunciation of Mackay: MACK-ee<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mackay has a population of 495 people<4> (see below for details).

Mackay is 5,900 feet [1,798 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Mackay is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Mackay lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Mackay: (208) and (986)<6>

The ZIP code for Mackay: 83251<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mackay had an population of 495 people. This is a decrease of 4.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mackay had a population of 517 people (which is 11.84% of the total population of Custer County). This makes Mackay the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Mackay represents 0.03% of the population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 517 people, the population of Mackay decreased 8.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 566 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mackay.

Communities Also Named Mackay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Mackay - they are located in Alberta and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mackay.

Communities near Mackay ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Mackay.

  • Moore
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Lost River
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost River
    • Lost River is located in Custer County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 68 people
  • Lost River
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost River
    • Lost River is located in Butte County
  • Alder City ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alder City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alder City
    • Alder City is located in Custer County
  • Arco
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Butte City
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butte City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butte City
    • Butte City is located in Butte County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mackay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mackay.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mackay. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mackay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mackay ...

Looking for more information about Mackay? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mackay, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mackay.

Adding Mackay to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mackay in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Mackay was mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).

We also found Mackay on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Idaho (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mackay.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mackay. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Custer County: www.co.custer.id.us/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Custer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Mackay. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mackay.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mackay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mackay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mackay or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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