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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mitchell who work in sales jobs (10.46%), food service (10.40%), and management occupations (10.14%).
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.
The percentage of people in Mitchell who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.37% of adults in Mitchell have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mitchell in 2010 was $24,879, 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 $99,516 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 Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Mitchell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.