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City of Mitchell Demographics

The City of Mitchell is located in and the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 15,254 at the 2010 census. Mitchell was incorporated in 1881. It was named for Milwaukee banker Alexander Mitchell, President of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad (Milwaukee Road).

Mitchell is the principal city of the Mitchell Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Davison and Hanson counties.

Population Chart of Mitchell's population growth over 20 years

  Community County State
1980 13,916 17,820 690,768
1990 13,798 17,503 696,004
2000 14,558 18,741 754,844

 

Demographic & Income Forecast
Mitchell, SD (within 0 - 45 miles)

Snapshot 2000 Census 2008 Estimate 2013 Forecast
Population 60,914 60,958 60,832
Households 24,114 24,816 24,904
Families   16,184 16,684 16,682
Ave. Household Size 2.45  2.38 2.36
Owner-occupied HHs* 17,323  17,869 17,636
Renter-occupied HHs 6,791 6,946 7,628
Median Household Income $31,992 $40,796 $46,744
Ave. Household Income  $41,191 $51,274 $57,959
Per Capita Income $16,648 $21,262 $24,170
Median Age 39.5 41.1 42.0
* = Households


Population

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Mitchell city 14,616 15,256 15,581 15,942
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 1,133 1,096 1,120
5-9 897 956 1,012
10-14 897 929 980
15-19 1,132 1,055 1,063
20-24 1,294 1,190 1,138
25-29 1,082 1,107 1,095
30-34 900 957 1,040
35-39 766 879 927
40-44 733 732 864
45-49 928 801 733
50-54 986 973 832
55-59 1,010 1,049 942
60-64 723 897 935
65-69 593 743 869
70-74 521 599 708
75-79 548 543 602
80-84 477 447 458
85+ 636 629 626
18+ 11,815 12,077 12,296
Median Age 37 38 38
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

Mitchell city 2016
Total 15,581
White Alone 92.520
Black Alone 0.590
American Indian Alone 3.130
Asian Alone 0.650
Pacific Islander Alone 0.080
Some Other Race 1.100
Two or More Races 1.930
Hispanic Origin 3.290
Diversity Index 19.800
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 6,135 6,697 6,962 7,196
Housing Units 6,550 7,121 7,374 7,617
Owner Occupied Units 4,017 4,158
Renter Occupied Units 2,945 3,038
Vacant Units 412 421
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Mitchell city 2016 2021
Median Household $47,279 $54,064
Average Household $61,144 $67,290
Per Capita $27,166 $30,143
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

Mitchell city 2016
<$15,000 694
$15,000 - $24,999 906
$25,000 - $34,999 904
$35,000 - $49,999 1,133
$50,000 - $74,999 1,337
$75,000 - $99,999 877
$100,000 - $149,999 836
$150,000 - $199,999 152
$200,000+ 122
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Growth Rate

Mitchell city 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 0% 0%
Households 1% 1%
Families 1% 0%
Median Household Income 3%
Per Capita Income 2%
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

City of Mitchell Quality of Life

Education

Type # Schools Student/Teacher Ratio Enrollment
Elementary 10.6:1 1,016
Middle/Jr.   1 13.5:1 582
Senior 1 14.5:1 867
Parochial 2 11.6:1 394
Colonial 2 29.0:1 58

 

District Number  
Total Spending Per Student $6,451.00
Instructional Spending Per Student $3,528.84
Elementary Enrollment 1,619
Secondary Enrollment  841
Student to Teacher Ratios  
Elementary 13.9
Secondary 13.9
8th Grade Standard Achievement Test  
Test Name Stanford 9 Achievement
Average Score 75
ACT  
Percent Taking Test 62.80%
Average Score 20.8
SAT  
Percent Taking Test 0.00%
Average Score 0

 

Percent of High School Seniors  
Attending College 70.54%
Entering Labor Market 0.00%
   
Is There a Mandatory Competency Test For High School Graduation? No
If so, What Percent Pass On First Attempt? 0.00%
Number of Science and Technology Magnet Schools 0
Number of Specialized High Schools 0
Number of Tech Prep Schools 0
Number of Occupational Clusters or Career Pathways 0
Number of Vocational High Schools 0
Private Elementary Schools  
Number of Schools 2
Enrollment 200
Tuition $0.00
Private Secondary Schools  
Number of Schools 2
Enrollment 155
Tuition $0.00
Number of Community Colleges 0

 


Health Facilities
Avera Queen of Peace consists of several medical facilities dedicated to providing health care for Mitchell and the surrounding counties. The newest addition to the medical center is the Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center. The center employs over 700 people and receives help from over 150 volunteers. The hospital has some of the regions most advanced medical technology.

Number of Hospitals 1
Number of Teaching Hospitals 0
Number of Hospital Beds 130
Number of Clinics 10
Number of Physicians 43
Ratio Per 1,000 Population 0.043
Number of Dentists 11
Ratio Per 1,000 Population 0.011

 


Culture and Recreation
Local facilities within 45 miles of travel time:

  • 2 Public Golf Courses
  • Indoor Ice Arena
  • Fishing / Boating (Lake Mitchell & Missouri River)
  • World's Only Corn Palace
  • Community Theatre
  • Prehistoric Indian Village
  • Middle Border - Oscar Howe Museum
  • Baseball / Softball fields
  • Swimming Pools (1 indoor & 1 outdoor aquatic center)
  • Mitchell Activities Center
  • Mitchell Recreation Center
  • 19 Public Parks

 

Top Annual Events

Event Date
Archeology Days July
Corn Palace Festival August
Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo July
DakotaFest August

 

Number of Cultureal Places & Amenities  
Museums 8
Dance Companies 1
Symphony Orchestras 0
Opera Companies 0
Theater Companies 1
Number of Enclosed Regional Malls 2

 

Sports

  Professional   College  
  Major Minor Major Minor
Football 0 0 0 1
Baseball 0 0 0 1
Basketball 0 0 0 1
Hockey 0 0 0 0
Soccer 0 0 0 1

 

Recreational Outlets
Corn Palace, Prehistoric Indian Village, Art Center, Dakota Discovery Museum, Hunting, Fishing, Boating, Camping, Outdoor Aquatic Center, 2 Public Beaches, Soccer Fields, 2 Golf Courses, 3 Baseball Diamonds, 14 Softball Diamonds, 16 City Parks, Indoor Ice Arena, 1 Recreational Center, 1 Bowling Alley, 5-Plex Movie Theatre
 


Housing

New Number on the Market Average Selling Price
Single Family Home-4 Bedroom 0 $0
Single Family Home-3 Bedroom 0 $0
Townhouse/Condo-2 Bedroom 0 $0
Existing    
Single Family Home-4 Bedroom 25 $148,852
Single Family Home-3 Bedroom 35 $109,682
Townhouse/Condo-2 Bedroom 16 $73,865

 

Number of Single Family Homes for Sale by Price  
$150,000 and under 44
$150,001 to $200,000 10
$200,001 to $250,000 9
$250,001 and over 13

 

Average Monthly Rent  
Single Family, 3 Bedroom  $700
New Apartment, 2 Bedroom  $575
Apartment Vacancy Percent  0.00%

 


Religion

Number of Religious Institutions

Protestant 23
Catholic 2
Synagogues 0
Other 4

 


Climate

Average Daily Temperature

Month High Average Low
July 87 74 62
January 24 13 2

 

Annual Averages  
Average Annual Temperature 46
Average Annual Rainfall 24
Average Annual Snowfall 40
Average Annual Wind Speed 12
Average Annual Number of Sunny or Partly Sunny Days 211
Average Elevation 1,297
Elevation Range  

 


Crime Rate Per 100,000Population

Property 1,719
Violent 186
Total 1,905

 


South Dakota ranks #9 in per capita disposable income adjusted for cost of living*. The average South Dakota salary for occupations requiring a bachelor's degree is $43,543. For those requiring a bachelor's degree plus work experience, the average South Dakota salary is $77,124.

Here are more South Dakota statistics:

  • #2 nationally for overall cost of living
  • #1 for lowest cost of miscellaneous goods
  • #1 for lowest cost of transportation
  • #8 for lowest cost of housing
  • #10 for lowest cost of groceries
  • #16 for lowest cost of utilities
  • #18 for lowest cost of healthcare
  • #1 nationally for business climate for entrepreneurs
  • #1 nationally for the lowest property crime rate
  • #4 nationally for the lowest violent crime rate

*Source: The Cost of Living Index, The Council for Community and Economic Research (formerly ACCRA), www.livedakota.org


Home Value

Mitchell city 2016 2021
Median Home Value $134,487 $165,000
Average Home Value $162,108 $183,377
<$50,000 478 408
$50,000 - $99,999 993 865
$100,000 - $149,999 780 582
$150,000 - $199,999 722 745
$200,000 - $249,999 413 708
$250,000 - $299,999 189 258
$300,000 - $399,999 247 385
$400,000 - $499,999 123 128
$500,000 - $749,999 59 57
$750,000 - $999,999 0 1
$1,000,000 + 14 20
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 39
2000-2009 959
1990-1999 723
1980-1989 485
1970-1979 1,295
1960-1969 929
1950-1959 766
1940-1949 446
1939 or Before 1,558
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 7,975
In-County Residents 7,165
Out-of-County Residents 786
Drive Alone 6,261
Carpooled 826
Public Transport 0
Work at Home 271
Less than 5 minutes 970
5-9 minutes 3,160
10-14 minutes 1,887
15-19 minutes 505
20-24 minutes 345
25-29 minutes 95
30-34 minutes 170
35-39 minutes 57
40-44 minutes 49
45-59 minutes 196
60-89 minutes 226
90+ minutes 44
Average Travel Time 12
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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