Mitchell is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 15,669 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mitchell is the sixth largest community in South Dakota.
Unlike some cities, Mitchell isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mitchell are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mitchell is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mitchell who work in sales jobs (11.22%), office and administrative support (10.01%), and management occupations (8.97%).
Also of interest is that Mitchell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mitchell spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.24 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Mitchell does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Mitchell who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.86% of adults in Mitchell have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mitchell in 2010 was $24,885, 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 $99,540 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 Irish, Norwegian, Dutch, and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Mitchell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.