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%).
One of the benefits of Mitchell is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.99 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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 percentage of people in Mitchell who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.82% of adults in Mitchell 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.