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Mitchellville, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Mitchellville had a population of 2,397 as of July 1, 2017. Mitchellville ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Mitchellville is located at latitude 41.6681 and longitude -93.3639 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mitchellville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 971 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Mitchellville are located in Polk County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Jasper County.

The City of Mitchellville (GNIS ID: 2395360) 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 Mitchellville is located within Township of Beaver, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mitchellville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Mitchellville, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,397
Daytime Population: Workers 585
Daytime Population: Residents 1,223
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,808
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 1,757
Population in Familes 1,404
Population in Group Qrtrs 640
Population Density2 1,027
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $60,866
Average Household Income $68,892
Per Capita Income $23,820


Total Housing Units 725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 490 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 198 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $139,322
Average Home Value $152,812


Total Households 688
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 439
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.85% 0.72%
Households 0.77% 0.89%
Families 0.29% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Mitchellville, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mitchellville to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 142 86th
Population Density # 287 72nd
Diversity Index # 117 89th
Median Household Income # 238 77th
Per Capita Income # 841 17th

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