Mitchell, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 137 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.6%
 
Males: 85  (62.1%)
Females: 52  (37.9%)
Median resident age:  45.9 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50461

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,965 (it was $27,000 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$45,965
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,091 (it was $15,768 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,938 (it was $48,600 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$79,938
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $621.

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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mitchell: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.1%), Irish (18.2%), English (11.1%), Norwegian (10.0%), Danish (7.1%), United States (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/27/1879

Elevation: 1193 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 249 people per square mile   (very low).

Mitchell, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Mitchell:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mitchell city:

  • Never married: 13.9%
  • Now married: 69.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 16.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Mitchell, Iowa as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mitchell to the number of sex offenders is 137 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $772 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $415 (0.5%)

Mitchell satellite photo by USGS

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

Mitchell household income distribution Mitchell home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -124 (-44.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (27%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (42%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Average climate in Mitchell, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 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)

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Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 39.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.6
U.S.:

74.2

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.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.5%
(3.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Mitchell compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below 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 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Iowa average:

10.3

Mitchell travel time to work - commute Mitchell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Mitchell city (based on Mitchell County data)

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
Mitchell County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

27.7%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$1,429
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$2,143
Totals for Government 0$0 14$3,572

Mitchell government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $24,000 ($175.18)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($72.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($36.50)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($21.90)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($14.60)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.30)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($43.80)

Mitchell government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($43.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($21.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($14.60)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($87.59)
    General Support: $2,000 ($14.60)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($102.19)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($51.09)
    NEC: $1,000 ($7.30)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($7.30)

Mitchell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $53,000 ($386.86)

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.44% ($27,000 average AGI)
from Floyd County, IA  0.44% ($30,444)
from Howard County, IA  0.39% ($28,375)


4.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.46% ($26,474 average AGI)
to Worth County, IA  0.32% ($13,308)
to Floyd County, IA  0.27% ($34,636)

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
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • 410Total average daily traffic
  • 69Total average daily truck traffic
  • 470Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Jeff LIttlejohn, Approx 5.5 Km Nw Of Osage Park St (Lat: 43.322222 Lon: -92.856111), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 46 m
    Registrant: 9186644581, Troylangham@clearchannel.Com, 2625 S. MEMORIAL STREET, SUITE A
  • Approx 5.5 Km Nw Of Osage Park St (Lat: 43.322222 Lon: -92.856111), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 46 m
    Registrant: 5154231300, , 341 YORKTOWN PIKE
  • Approx 5.5 Km Nw Of Osage Park St (Lat: 43.322222 Lon: -92.856111), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 46 m
    Registrant: 4146152880, Terry.Baun@cumulusb.Com, 111 E. KILBOURN AVE, STE 2700

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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