Macks Creek is a town in
County, Missouri, United States.
The population was 267 at the 2000
Macks Creek is located at (37.966027, -92.972165) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
0.9 square miles
), of which, 0.9 square miles
(2.4 km²) of it is land and 1.05% is water.
As of December 6, 2004 there are the following in the city of Macks
Creek: Cafe, Bank, Art Gallery, Post Office, Garage, Public
Library, a Distinguished School, Two churches, Recording studio,
Senior Housing, Cemetery, and soon to be a tax service and a
As of the census
of 2000, there were 267
people, 109 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The
people per square mile (109.7/km²). There were 129 housing units at
an average density of 137.8/sq mi (53.0/km²). The racial
makeup of the city was 97.38% White
, and 2.62% from two or more races.
of any race were 0.37% of the
There were 109 households out of which 36.7% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married
living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 33.9% of all
households were made up of individuals and 22.0% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age
of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to
64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
31 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $21,875, and the
median income for a family was $24,643. Males had a median income
of $25,893 versus $13,125 for females. The per capita income
for the city was $9,053.
About 13.6% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the
, including 20.2% of those
under the age of eighteen and 24.1% of those sixty five or
For years, Macks Creek had one of the most infamous speed traps
in the entire nation, with a
strictly enforced 45-MPH speed limit along US
, which currently has a 60-MPH speed limit on either side of
town. However, in 1995, that all came to a
screeching halt when the State of Missouri passed a law
prohibiting Missouri cities and towns from collecting more than 45%
of their total revenue from speeding tickets—and Macks Creek had
been collecting approximately 85% of its revenue from speeding
Since the officers' hands were tied with the new
law, the entire police department quit and the mayor resigned from
In 1997, a state audit of Macks Creeks treasury uncovered major
financial woes. Shortly afterward, virtually every town official
resigned from office and the city itself declared bankruptcy.
- Macks Creek rises from bankruptcy, bad reputation | KY3 |
- Frankel, Todd C. "Why Missouri's Speed Trap Law
Doesn't Work." St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 17, 2009.