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Mackay ) is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. The population was 517 at the 2010 census. The town is pronounced "Mackie" with the accent on the first syllable.Highways25px - US 93 - to Challis (north) and Arco (south)(43.911880, -113.613669), at an elevation of 5,905 feet (1,800 m). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.86sqmi, all of it land.About north of Mackay is Idaho's highest mountain: Borah Peak, with a summit elevation of. Mt. McCaleb, overlooks the city.ClimateThe climate of Mackay ranges from lows of -40 °F to highs of +30 °F in the winter. In the summer, temperatures range from lows of 30 °F to highs of 100 °F in some areas. Mackay has a fairly dry climate, typical of high desert bordering alpine areas.SportsThe main athletic attraction in the city is Mackay High School. The Miners have won ten state championships in football in the 1A (previously A-4) division and five state championships in basketball. Volleyball, girls' basketball and track are other athletic opportunities in Mackay.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 517 people, 247 households, and 137 families residing in the city. The population density was 601.2PD/sqmi. There were 352 housing units at an average density of 409.3/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.Customize your holiday with our United States journey site to create an adventure that suits you.
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