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Mitchell County

Population in 2012: 137 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.6%
 

Males: 74  (54.3%)
Females: 63  (45.7%)

Median resident age:  48.3 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip code: 50461

Estimated median household income in 2011: $39,678 (it was $27,000 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$39,678
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $17,180

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $75,485 (it was $48,600 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$75,485
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $88,627; Detached houses: $88,627

Median gross rent in 2011: $638.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mitchell: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (46.6%), Irish (24.7%), Norwegian (14.7%), English (4.4%), United States (2.8%), Czech (1.6%).

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).




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For population 25 years and over in Mitchell:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mitchell city:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Mitchell, Iowa as of December 21, 2012.
The ratio of number of residents in Mitchell to the number of sex offenders is 147 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $536 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $650 (0.9%)

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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) , Stacyville, IA (3.0 miles ), Carpenter, IA (3.1 miles) , Grafton, IA (3.2 miles ), Lyle, MN (3.6 miles ), Rudd, IA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.32 N, Longitude: 92.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -124 (-44.4%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (38%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (15%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Bus drivers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)


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Tornado activity:

Mitchell-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 164% 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.

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).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mitchell:

  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 52 miles; Calmar, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 54 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • Luther College (about 54 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 60 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 64 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 68 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 78 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 2,056)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 21.6. This is significantly better than average.
City:

21.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.136
U.S.:

2.879
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.3. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

23.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/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.:

11.4

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mitchell and their reported violations in the past:

MITCHELL DAM BAR (Address: 720 MAIN ST , Population served: 84, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2006), St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 4.9%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mitchell, IA

Mitchell compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (5%)

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Religion statistics for Mitchell (based on Mitchell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.85%
Here91.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents36.7%31.6%13.6%8.6%3.1%
Congregations17.9%25.0%14.3%14.3%7.1%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Mennonite Church of God in ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents2.4%2.2%0.7%0.5%0.6%
Congregations3.6%7.1%3.6%3.6%3.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Mitchell 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.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mitchell County:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

27.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 6$560
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$840
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,400

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)

4.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Floyd County, IA  0.79% ($25,548 average AGI)
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.56% ($38,727)
from Mower County, MN  0.46% ($27,000)


5.26% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,524 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.71% ($22,464 average AGI)
to Floyd County, IA  0.48% ($24,947)
to Howard County, IA  0.25% ($23,300)

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)


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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