Mitchell is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 15,679 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 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%).
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 11.28 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
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 2018 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.