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Mackay is a city in Custer County.

The community was named for George Mackay, who built a smelter here.

The latitude of Mackay is 43.914N. The longitude is -113.612W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,906 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 531.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$23,807
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mackay demographic reports
Developed as a copper-mining community in the 1880s.
Local festivals include:
  • Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Mackay Barbeque - Sept. 15, 2007
  • Mackay Rodeo - June 14-15, 2008
Dates often change. Check Mackay web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Lost River Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: MACK-ee

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Mackay demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Custer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 83251 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Mackay residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mackay ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mackay was $14,237, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Mackay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Mackay festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mackay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $271.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $736.


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Libraries in Mackay include Mackay District ... View libraries

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Politics

Custer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mackay political report.

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The average commute time for Mackay workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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