Mitchell, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 131 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.5%
 
Males: 71  (54.9%)
Females: 60  (45.1%)
Median resident age:

53.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip code: 50461

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,067 (it was $27,000 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$40,067
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,737 (it was $15,768 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,261 (it was $48,600 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$88,261
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $98,714; detached houses: $98,868

Median gross rent in 2017: $695.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mitchell: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.6%
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Ancestries: German (36.0%), English (17.4%), Danish (11.6%), American (9.3%), Irish (9.3%), Norwegian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/27/1879

Elevation: 1193 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 238 people per square mile   (very low).

Mitchell, Iowa map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $892 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $719 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (52.6 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (113.6 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (283.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Osage, IA (2.0 miles ),
St. Ansgar, IA (2.2 miles ),
Orchard, IA (2.8 miles),
Little Cedar, IA (2.9 miles),
Toeterville, IA (2.9 miles),
Stacyville, IA (3.0 miles ),
Carpenter, IA (3.1 miles),
Grafton, IA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 43.32 N, Longitude: 92.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Distribution of median household income in Mitchell, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mitchell, IA in 2017

Mitchell satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.1%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Mitchell, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.2%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Printing & related support activities (8.1%)
  • Apparel (5.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.8%)
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Printing & related support activities (10.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.3%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.4%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Machinery (7.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.7%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.7%)
Most common occupations in Mitchell, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (8.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (38.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (15.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.7%)
  • Bus drivers (7.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)

Average climate in Mitchell, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 1.21. This is significantly better than average.

City:

1.21
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.136
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Mitchell-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the Mitchell city center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 9.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mitchell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 225.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 425.7 miles away from Mitchell center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 240.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 234.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 405.4 miles away from Mitchell center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 332.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mitchell County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mitchell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mitchell:

  • MITCHELL COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; OSAGE, IA)
  • FAITH LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; OSAGE, IA)
  • STACYVILLE COMMUNITY NURSING H (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; STACYVILLE, IA)
  • NORA SPRINGS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NORA SPRINGS, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mitchell:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 18 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Riverland Community College (about 26 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 52 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 54 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Luther College (about 54 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 60 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 64 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)

Points of interest:

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Mitchell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.1%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Mitchell:

Marital status in Mitchell, IA
  • Never married: 8.2%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 27.0%

For population 25 years and over in Mitchell:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mitchell, IA (based on Mitchell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,36812
Catholic2,3573
Evangelical Protestant1,49111
Other6-
None3,554-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Mitchell County:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

27.7%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.7%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.9%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.4%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

4.6%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mitchell:

6.7
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mitchell:

34.8%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

56.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.5%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mitchell, IA Residents

Mitchell government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $25,000 ($190.84)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $7,000 ($53.44)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($45.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($38.17)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($30.53)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($15.27)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.63)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($7.63)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,000 ($53.44)

Mitchell government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($38.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000 ($38.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($7.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($76.34)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($145.04)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,000 ($83.97)
    Other License: $1,000 ($7.63)

Mitchell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,000 ($320.61)

3.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.51% ($42,810 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mitchell:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNI (1010 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KWEB (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mitchell:

  • KJCY (95.5 FM; ST. ANSGAR, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KSMA-FM (98.7 FM; OSAGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KVGO (104.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, MN; Owner: KVGO, INC.)
  • KYBA (105.3 FM; STEWARTVILLE, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCHA-FM (95.9 FM; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)

TV broadcast stations around Mitchell:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • K43DH (Channel 43; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K45DF (Channel 45; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K49DB (Channel 49; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K51CY (Channel 51; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K53DI (Channel 53; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K55FJ (Channel 55; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K61EU (Channel 61; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K57EU (Channel 57; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.7mTotal length
  • 3,390Total average daily traffic
  • 249Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,390Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mitchell, IA
  • 71.0%Utility gas
  • 27.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mitchell, IA
  • 90.0%Wood
  • 10.0%Utility gas


Mitchell compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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