Mitchell is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 15,603 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mitchell is the sixth largest community in South Dakota.
Mitchell is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mitchell is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mitchell who work in office and administrative support (11.96%), sales jobs (10.19%), and management occupations (7.93%).
One of the benefits of Mitchell is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.33 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Mitchell citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.56% of adults in Mitchell have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mitchell in 2010 was $27,022, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,088 for a family of four. However, Mitchell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Mitchell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mitchell residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Mitchell include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Mitchell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.