Mackay, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mackay, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Mackay had a population of 517 as of July 1, 2016. Mackay ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mackay is located at latitude 43.9118 and longitude -113.612 in Custer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mackay (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Custer County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,905 feet.

The City of Mackay (GNIS ID: 2410905) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mackay is located within Mackay Division of Custer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mackay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mackay: Carbonate.

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Mackay, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 517
Population in Households 517
Population in Familes 403
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 604
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 246
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 164
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (33.0%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $197,940


Median Household Income $42,701
Average Household Income $54,239
Per Capita Income $22,829
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.43%
Households -0.06% -0.41%
Families 2.92% -0.49%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mackay, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mackay to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 133 42nd
Population Density1 # 150 34th
Diversity Index2 # 193 16th
Median Household Income # 115 50th
Per Capita Income # 75 67th

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