Mitchell is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 15,679 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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mitchell who work in office and administrative support (11.47%), sales jobs (8.11%), and management occupations (7.89%).
One of the benefits of Mitchell is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.70 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.
The overall education level of Mitchell is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.43% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mitchell in 2018 was $30,367, which is upper middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,468 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, Norwegian, Irish, Dutch, and English.
The most common language spoken in Mitchell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.