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The City of Mitchellville had a population of 2,416 as of July 1, 2021. 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 41.6686 and longitude -93.3577 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mitchellville 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 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.

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Mitchellville, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,416 (100%)
Population in Households 1,808 (74.8%)
Population in Families 1,436 (59.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 608 (25.2%)
Population Density 1,035
Diversity Index2 27


Median Household Income $63,034
Average Household Income $74,039
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $22,662
Wealth Index5 61


Total HU (Housing Units) 775 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 509 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $171,429
Average Home Value $194,734
Housing Affordability Index3 218


Total Households 722
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 457
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.62% 0.82%
Households 0.92% 1.16%
Families 0.54% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
Owner Occupied HU   1.89%

Mitchellville, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mitchellville to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 144 86th
Population Density # 275 73rd
Median Household Income # 404 60th
Housing Affordability Index # 471 47th
Per Capita Income # 974 3rd
Diversity Index # 115 89th

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