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Population (year 2000): 14,558. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,696 (+0.9% change)
Males: 6,973 (47.9%), Females: 7,585 (52.1%)

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Median resident age: 35.7 years
Median household income: $31,308 (year 2000)
Median house value: $69,600 (year 2000)

Mitchell, SD residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Mitchell:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.3%)
  • American Indian (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (47.5%), Norwegian (11.8%), Irish (11.2%), English (7.6%), Dutch (5.5%), United States (4.6%).

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Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 9.9 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Mitchell

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mitchell city

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +738 (+5.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Falls, SD Sioux (89.8 miles pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NE Omaha, (218.9 miles pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (722.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Loomis, SD (7.7 miles) , SD (12.0 miles Ethan, Fulton, SD (14.0 miles) , Letcher, SD (14.9 miles) , Vernon, SD (16.1 miles Mount Dimock, SD (16.7 miles) , SD (17.3 miles Alexandria, Artesian, SD (21.5 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 44 buildings, average cost: $69,300
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 1999: 39 buildings, average cost: $69,400
  • 2000: 47 buildings, average cost: $67,600
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2003: 53 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2004: 54 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2005: 53 buildings, average cost: $94,900

Latitude: 43.71 N, Longitude: 98.03 W

Area code: 605


Mitchell, South Dakota business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.2%), Manufacturing (15.6%), Retail trade (14.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,556 (+10.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,043 (82.3%)


 

Crime in Mitchell by Year

Type 1999 2000 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 7 5 8 5
    per 100,000 48.1 34.3 55.0 34.3
Robberies 2 0 2 0
    per 100,000 13.7 0.0 13.7 0.0
Assaults 15 11 28 10
    per 100,000 103.0 75.6 192.3 68.7
Burglaries 51 96 77 76
    per 100,000 350.3 659.4 528.9 522.0
Thefts 400 416 367 340
    per 100,000 2747.6 2857.5 2521.0 2335.5
Auto thefts 17 19 15 17
    per 100,000 116.8 130.5 103.0 116.8
187.7 199.8 210.7 166.8


Average climate in Mitchell, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mitchell,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mitchell-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1998, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the Mitchell city center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

On 5/21/1962, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Mike Miller - NBA player (Memphis Grizzlies, born: Feb 19, 1980).


Hospital/medical center in Mitchell:
  • AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE (525 N FOSTER)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Mitchell:
  • AVERA ST BENEDICT HEALTH CENTER (about 23 miles; PARKSTON, SD)
  • DOUGLAS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL-CAH (about 37 miles; ARMOUR, SD)
  • LANDMANN-JUNGMAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL-CAH (about 45 miles; SCOTLAND, SD)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mitchell:
  • HURON REGIONAL (about 48 miles; HURON, SD; ID: HON)
  • CHAN GURNEY MUNI (about 71 miles; YANKTON, SD; ID: YKN)
  • JOE FOSS FIELD (about 90 miles; SIOUX FALLS, SD; ID: FSD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mitchell:
  • MITCHELL MUNI (about 4 miles; MITCHELL, SD; ID: MHE)
  • PARKSTON MUNI (about 25 miles; PARKSTON, SD; ID: 8V3)
  • CORSICA MUNI (about 32 miles; CORSICA, SD; ID: D65)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 9 $23,964 $31,952 1 $841
Health 5 $18,219 $43,725 16 $4,758
Welfare 2 $6,925 $41,550 1 $573
Airports 1 $3,031 $36,372 1 $93
Streets and Highways 23 $67,923 $35,438 1 $1,404
Firefighters 17 $53,375 $37,676 1 $217
Police Protection - Officers 25 $90,196 $43,294 3 $4,758
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $3,996
Financial Administration 7 $20,282 $34,769 0 $0
Police - Other 11 $28,826 $31,446 5 $1,889
Other Government Administration 4 $13,632 $40,896 9 $6,478
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,779 $34,674 1 $554
Local Libraries 6 $16,441 $32,882 2 $1,939
Transit 10 $17,517 $21,020 6 $5,280
Water Supply 11 $32,745 $35,721 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 22 $72,885 $39,755 43 $12,750
Sewerage 7 $22,647 $38,823 0 $0
Totals for Government 162 $494,388 $36,621 92 $45,531


Colleges/Universities in Mitchell:
  • MITCHELL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 825; Location: 821 N CAPITAL ST; Public)
  • DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (FT enrollment: 633; Location: 1200 W UNIVERSITY AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dwu.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mitchell:
  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 97 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 98 miles; VERMILLION, SD; FT enrollment: 6,014)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 124 miles; WAYNE, NE; FT enrollment: 3,026)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 125 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; FT enrollment: 2,356)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 127 miles; NORFOLK, NE; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 151 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 2,639)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 164 miles; MARSHALL, MN; FT enrollment: 3,405)
Public high school in Mitchell:
  • MITCHELL HI SCH (Students: 876; Location: 920 N CAPITAL ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Mitchell:
  • MITCHELL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 159; Location: 723 E ASH; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FAITH BIBLE SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 1009 E 6TH AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mitchell:
  • MITCHELL MIDDLE SCH (Students: 619; Location: 800 WEST 10TH AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • L B WILLIAMS ELEM (Students: 437; Location: 1420 W UNIVERSITY BLVD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GERTIE BELLE ROGERS ELEM (Students: 363; Location: 1301 N KIMBALL AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LONGFELLOW ELEM (Students: 235; Location: 929 E SECOND AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MILLBROOK COLONY (Students: 45; Location: 41659 256TH ST; Grades: PK - 08)
  • ROSEDALE COLONY (Students: 26; Location: 25986 ROSEDALE RD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • JAMES VALLEY ED CO-OP (Location: 929 E 2ND AVE; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Mitchell:
  • MITCHELL CATHOLIC-HOLY FAMILY (Students: 272; Location: 200 NORTH KIMBALL; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ABBOTT HOUSE SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: PO BOX 1085; Grades: 5 - 11; Girls only)
Library in Mitchell:
  • MITCHELL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $464,769; Location: 221 N DUFF STREET; 67,409 books; 2,224 audio materials; 566 video materials; 89 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Corn Palace (A). its location on the map

Shopping Center: Super City Mall (1). its location on the map

Cemeteries: Graceland Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2). their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Mitchell (A). its location on the map

Parks in Mitchell include: Westside Park (1), Hitchcock Park (2), Eastside Park (3), Northside Park (4), Ketnel Park (5). their locations on the map


Mitchell compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Mitchell:
  • KORN (1490 AM; 1 kW; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mitchell:
  • KQRN (107.3 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • K258AG (99.5 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • K220HB (91.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • K215AI (90.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • K204DW (88.7 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mitchell:
  • K09UN (Channel 9; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K07QL (Channel 7; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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