Mitchell is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 15,631 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mitchell is the sixth largest community in South Dakota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mitchell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (12.93%), sales jobs (10.60%), and management occupations (6.68%).
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 12.16 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The overall education level of Mitchell is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.80% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mitchell in 2018 was $29,340, which is middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,360 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, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Mitchell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.