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Mitchell, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Mitchell had a population of 137 as of July 1, 2015. Mitchell ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mitchell is located at latitude 43.3204 and longitude -92.8709 in Mitchell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mitchell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mitchell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,197 feet.

The City of Mitchell (GNIS ID: 2395358) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Mitchell is located within Township of Mitchell, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mitchell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mitchell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Mitchell, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 137
Population in Households 137
Population in Familes 120
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 252
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 73 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $161,667
Average Home Value $232,727


Median Household Income $64,403
Average Household Income $70,665
Per Capita Income $27,199
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.15%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 3.05% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Mitchell, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mitchell to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 806 20th
Population Density1 # 827 18th
Diversity Index2 # 884 12th
Median Household Income # 157 85th
Per Capita Income # 407 60th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.