Mackey, Indiana

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Mackey, Indiana
Town
Location of Mackey in the state of Indiana
Location of Mackey in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°15′11″N 87°23′31″W / 38.25306°N 87.39194°W / 38.25306; -87.39194Coordinates: 38°15′11″N 87°23′31″W / 38.25306°N 87.39194°W / 38.25306; -87.39194
Country United States
State Indiana
County Gibson
Township Barton
Area[1]
 • Total 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Land 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 449 ft (137 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 106
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 106
 • Density 1,177.8/sq mi (454.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47654
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-45774[4]
GNIS feature ID 0438460[5]

Mackey is a town in Barton Township, Gibson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 106 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Mackey in 1885.[6] The town was likely named for O. J. Mackey, a railroad official.[7]

Geography[edit]

Mackey is located at 38°15′11″N 87°23′31″W / 38.25306°N 87.39194°W / 38.25306; -87.39194 (38.253120, -87.392053).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 106 people, 45 households, and 28 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,177.8 inhabitants per square mile (454.8/km2). There were 50 housing units at an average density of 555.6 per square mile (214.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White and 1.9% from two or more races.

There were 45 households of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.8% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the town was 37.5 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 31.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 142 people, 60 households, and 40 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,721.8 people per square mile (685.3/km²). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 739.7 per square mile (294.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.89% White, 2.11% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.11% of the population.

There were 60 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 79.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,282. There were 6.5% of families and 8.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 10.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Schools[edit]

Barton Township Elementary School

Former schools[edit]

In 1968 Mackey High School consolidated with Francisco and Oakland City High Schools to form Waldo J. Wood Memorial Jr/Sr High School located in Oakland City.

Major highways[edit]

  • Interstate 69 (under construction)
  • Indiana State Road 57
  • Indiana State Road 168; this highway forms part of Main Street

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Gibson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 207. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...according to the WPA files, named for O. J. Mackey, local railroad owner." 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.