Mitchell is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 15,680 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 (11.74%), sales jobs (9.04%), and management occupations (6.57%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 11.28 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Mitchell are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.98% of adults in Mitchell having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mitchell in 2010 was $28,322, 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 $113,288 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, Norwegian, Irish, Dutch, and English.
The most common language spoken in Mitchell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.