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City Information
 
City of Mackay
P.O. Box 509
Mackay, ID 83251
Phone: (208) 588-2274
Fax: (208) 588-2274

County:
Custer
Population: 566

Office Hours: M-F, 8:30-12 Noon; 1:00-5:30 pm

Mayor
: Otto Higbee

Council Member, Chairperson: Cindy Kimball
Council Member: Kelly Webb
Council Member: Jared Lambson
Council Member: Mike Foster

City Attorney: Robin Dunn
City Auditor: Deaton & Company
City Foreman: Ken Day
Clerk-Treasurer: Peggy Kent

Deputy City Clerk: Alyce Clark
Fire Chief: Randy Ivie

Mackay City Council meets
the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.
(Special meetings called on an as needed basis.)

POPULATION
  1970 1980 1990 2000
City 539 541 574 566


COMMUNITY AGE GROUPS
 
1960
1970
1980
1990
Under 5 Years 60 36 48 31
5 to 19 Years 196 48 110 149
20 to 44 Years 168 128 148 174
45 to 64 Years 143 145 122 113
65 + Years 85 84 113 107
Median Age 31.8 37.0 37.6 37.2

COMMUNITY GOVERNMENT REVENUE
Typical Property Tax Rate: 1.215927%
Total Net Market Value: 11,713,504

LARGEST EMPLOYERS/MANUFACTURERS
Name
Product or Service
Employees
School District
Education
52
I.N.E.E.L
Research
29
U.S. Forest Service
Forestry Management
15
Mountain Springs Ranch
Agricultural Products
13
Bear Bottom Inn
Restaurant
12
Lost River Electric
Power Services
12
Personal Home Care Residential Care and Homecare Services
24
Anglers Choice
Fly-tying Material Manufacturer
30


ENERGY
 
Natural Gas
Electricity
Residential
$NA
(75 therms/mo.)
$50.40
(1,000 KWH/mo.)
Commercial
$NA
(400 therms/mo.)
$4,655.40
(300 KW, 90, KWM/mo.)
Industrial
$NA
(100,000 therms/mo. direct sale)
$20,212.65
(1 MW, 400,000 KWH/mo.)

HOUSING
Percent Built Between 1970 and 1979: 33%
Percent Built Between 1980 and 1990 Census: 19%

 
1970
1980
1990
Total Housing Units
228
309
342
Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing
843
25,200
6,500
Median Rent
36
65
163


MEETING & LODGING FACILITIES
 
Public Owned
Private Owned
Number of Meeting Facilities
5
4
Number of Meeting Rooms
8
4
Total Seating Capacity
1,150
314
Seating Capacity of Largest Room
300
150
Number of Lodging Rooms
33

HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Number of Hospitals: 0
Distance to Nearest: 26 mi.
Ambulance Service Available: Yes
Number of General Clinics: 2


EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

PUBLIC SCHOOLS
District Name
Average Daily
Attendance (ADA)
Pupil/Teacher
(FTE) Ratio
Mackay Joint District #182
221 (2004)
14.63


PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Enrollment (2004)
Mackay Jr./Sr. High School
221

For more information on nearby higher education facilities, please visit the
Education section of the Eastern Idaho web portal.

WEATHER/CLIMATE

TEMPERATURE
 
Degree
Month
Lowest Average Daily Minimum Temperature
4.3
January
Highest Average Daily Maximum Temperature
85.1
July

Hottest Month: July
Driest Month: October
Coldest Month: January
Wettest Month: June

PRECIPITATION
Average Annual Total Precipitation: 9.8 inches
Average Annual Snowfall: 35.5 inches

HUMIDITY
Average July Afternoon Humidity: NA%
Average January Afternoon Humidity: NA%


RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
City Parks: 3 (9 Acres)
Golf Courses: 2

PARKS/FORESTS
State Parks
Distance (Miles)
Harriman
100
National Forests (within 50 miles)
Challis
0
Sawtooth
40
Salmon
45
National Parks, Monuments, Recreation Areas  
Mackay Reservoir and Campground
6
Craters of the Moon National Monument
45


A.B.A.T.E. (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education): (208) 588-2576
American Legion: (208) 588-3067
Boy Scouts of America (Mackay Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints): (208) 588-2964
Cowbells: (208) 588-3387
Custer County Marketing Association: (208) 588-3387
Eastern Star: (208) 588-2556
International North American Moose Foundation Headquarters:
(208) 588-2939 or e-mail: moose@atcnet.net
Ladies Aid: (208) 588-2539
Lions Club (men and women): (208) 588-2245
Lost Rivers Farm Vureau: (208)767-3010
Mackay Chamber of Commerce: (208) 588-2694 www.mackaychamber.com

Mackay Cultural and Arts Council: (208) 588-3969
Mackay Rodeo Association: (208) 588-3027
Masonic Lodge: (208) 588-2556
South Custer Historical Society: (208) 588-3133 or (208) 588-3148
White Knob Preservation: (208) 588-3148
Women’s Club: (208) 588-2689