Mitchell is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 15,729 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mitchell who work in sales jobs (10.78%), office and administrative support (10.61%), and management occupations (9.52%).
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 12.99 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In Mitchell, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Mitchell is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Mitchell is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.82% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mitchell in 2010 was $25,093, which is middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,372 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 English.
The most common language spoken in Mitchell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.