Mitchell, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 15,693 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.8%
 
Males: 7,930  (50.5%)
Females: 7,763  (49.5%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57301.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,326 (it was $31,308 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$45,326
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,546 (it was $17,888 in 2000)

Mitchell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $122,302 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$122,302
SD:

$138,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $604.

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  • Races in Mitchell, SD (2013)

    Mitchell races chart
    • 14,31991.0%White alone
    • 5793.7%American Indian alone
    • 3812.4%Hispanic
    • 2911.8%Two or more races
    • 950.6%Black alone
    • 350.2%Asian alone

Races in Mitchell detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mitchell: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.1%), Irish (9.7%), Norwegian (9.6%), Dutch (5.6%), United States (4.3%), English (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 3/9/1883

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 9.87 square miles.

Population density: 1,591 people per square mile   (low).

Mitchell,SD real estate house value index trend

Mitchell, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Mitchell:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mitchell city:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

185 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
South Dakota:

1.8%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 68 registered sex offenders living in Mitchell, South Dakota as of May 28, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Mitchell to the number of sex offenders is 228 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,832 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,869 (1.7%)

Mitchell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (66.0 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (198.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (540.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Loomis, SD (2.6 miles) , Fulton, SD (3.2 miles) , Mount Vernon, SD (3.4 miles ), Ethan, SD (3.4 miles ), Alexandria, SD (3.6 miles ), Letcher, SD (3.7 miles) , Dimock, SD (4.1 miles) , Farmer, SD (4.1 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
  • 2006: 44 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2007: 40 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2011: 23 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $147,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.71 N, Longitude: 98.03 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,402 (+15.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,140 (86.0%)

Area code: 605

Mitchell household income distribution Mitchell home values distribution

Crime rates in Mitchell by Year
Type 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 000000010001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.06.80.00.00.06.4
Rapes 851013795617914
per 100,000 54.534.066.76.820.147.160.934.138.9109.457.989.7
Robberies 201222022322
per 100,000 13.60.06.713.513.413.50.013.613.019.312.912.8
Assaults 28102217282629936315251
per 100,000 190.868.1146.8114.8188.0175.0196.461.4233.2199.5334.3326.9
Burglaries 777634427259597550616258
per 100,000 524.6517.4226.9283.6483.4397.0399.5511.3323.8392.5398.6371.8
Thefts 367340309310384397351425334350395489
per 100,000 2,500.32,314.82,062.12,093.32,578.22,671.42,376.62,897.32,163.22,252.12,539.43,134.6
Auto thefts 151715183120141922222230
per 100,000 102.2115.7100.1121.5208.1134.694.8129.5142.5141.6141.4192.3
Arson 440298201343
per 100,000 27.327.20.013.560.453.813.50.06.519.325.719.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.2) 227.1176.1188.1143.4208.0218.6215.2215.8199.0257.9253.7315.5

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Crime rate in Mitchell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 30 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
South Dakota average:

1.96
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.5%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +738 (+5.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Mitchell: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mitchell, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mitchell-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.5 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.3 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mitchell-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 629.0 miles away from Mitchell center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 22.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 166.8 miles away from Mitchell center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 391.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Davison County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mitchell topographic map

Birthplace of: Gary Owens - Radio announcer and personality, Mike Miller (basketball player) - College basketball player, Jared Reiner - Basketball player, Leslie Carlson - Film actor, Mike Miller - NBA player (Memphis Grizzlies, born: Feb 19, 1980), David Gassman - Politician, Marc Feinstein - Politician, Ordell Braase - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Mitchell:

  • AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 525 N FOSTER)
  • METHODIST HOSPITAL (909 S MILLER ST)
  • AVERA BRADY HEALTH AND REHAB (500 S OHLMAN)
  • FIRESTEEL HEALTHCARE CENTER (1120 EAST 7TH AVENUE)
  • MITCHELL RETIREMENT NRSG CTR (101 S MAIN ST)
  • WILGE MEMORIAL HOME (619 N KITTRIDGE)
  • MITCHELL CMTY DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (525 N FOSTER ST)
  • AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE HOME HLTH (525 NORTH FOSTER)
  • DAKOTA PHYSICAL THERAPY HHC (1319 WEST HAVENS)

Airports and heliports located in Mitchell:

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Colleges/Universities in Mitchell:

  • Mitchell Technical Institute (Full-time enrollment: 1,147; Location: 1800 E. Spruce Street; Public; Website: www.mitchelltech.edu)
  • Dakota Wesleyan University (FT enrollment: 781; Location: 1200 W University Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dwu.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mitchell:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 64 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 75 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 85 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 114 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Northeast Community College (about 120 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 121 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Northern State University (about 123 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

Public high schools in Mitchell:

  • MITCHELL HIGH SCHOOL - 01 (Students: 832, Location: 920 N CAPITAL ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • HANSON COLONY ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL - 07 (Location: 41659 256TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • ABBOTT HOUSE HIGH SCHOOL - 07 (Location: 909 COURT MERRILL ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Mitchell:

  • MITCHELL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 170, Location: 805 W 18TH AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • ABBOTT HOUSE (Students: 36, Location: 909 COURT MERRILL, Grades: 4-12, Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mitchell:

Private elementary/middle school in Mitchell:

  • JOHN PAUL II ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 226, Location: 1510 W ELM AVE, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Mitchell

Library in Mitchell:

  • MITCHELL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $604,574; Location: 221 N DUFF STREET; 88,228 books; 2,193 audio materials; 434 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 24 state licensed databases; 13 other licensed databases; 79 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Mitchell: Starlite Drive-In (A), Mitchell Fire and Emergency Medical Services (B), Mitchell City Hall (C), Mitchell Technical Institute Library (D), Mitchell Public Library (E), McGovern Library (F), Davison County Courthouse (G), Corn Palace (H), Davison County Volunteer Search and Rescue (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

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

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

Tourist attractions: Middle Border Museum & Oscar Howe Art Center (1300 East University Avenue) (1), Enchanted World Doll Museum (615 North Main Street) (2), Telstar Mustang-Shelby-Cobra Restorations & Museum (1300 South Kimball Street) (3), Prehistoric Indian Village - Archeodome (Historical Places & Services; Indian Village Road) (4), D & E Music & Vending Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 117 South Lawler Street) (5), Corn Palace - Tourism & Bus Tour Information (Tours & Charters; 603 North Main Street) (6), Corn Palace - Visitor's Gift Shop (Tours & Charters; 604 North Main Street) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Kelly Inn & Suites (1010 Cabela Drive) (1), Americinn Lodge & Suites (1421 South Burr Street) (2), Stardust Motel & Apartments (200 East Havens Street) (3), Motel 6 (1309 South Ohlman Street) (4), Midwest Motel Management (1000 South Main Street) (5), Econo Lodge Mitchell (1313 South Ohlman) (6), Chief Motel (902 South Burr Street) (7), Days Inn (1506 South Burr Street) (8), Comfort Inn Mitchell (1117 South Burr Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: South Dakota State - Health Department- Community Health Nurse (909 South Miller Avenue) (1), Davison County - Circuit COURT-1st Judicial Circuit- Circuit Court Judges- Boyd L McMur (Courthouse) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Davison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.3%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.9% for American Indian residents, 16.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.4%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Mitchell in 2010:

  • 326 people in college/university student housing
  • 230 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 44 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 39 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Mitchell in 2000:

  • 244 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 147 people in nursing homes
  • 75 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 75 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 38 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Mitchell, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Mitchell (2011 data):

  • First Dakota National Bank: Mitchell Branch at 500 East Norway Avenue, branch established on 1999/08/06; Mitchell North Main Branch at 1712 North Main, branch established on 2002/11/18. Info updated 2009/07/21: Bank assets: $846.4 mil, Deposits: $751.2 mil, headquarters in Yankton, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Dakota Financial Corporation
  • Home Federal Bank: Mitchell -- Wal-Mart Branch at 1101 East Spruce, branch established on 2001/03/14; Mitchell Branch at 714 South Burr, branch established on 1955/07/18. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,224.2 mil, Deposits: $946.5 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices
  • BankWest, Inc.: Mitchell - Sanborn Blvd at 1920 North Sanborn Boulevard, branch established on 2012/02/01; Mitchell Branch at 2100 Highland Way, branch established on 2002/07/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $739.9 mil, Deposits: $615.4 mil, headquarters in Pierre, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: South Dakota Bancshares, Inc.
  • CorTrust Bank National Association: Mitchell Branch at 719 North Main, branch established on 1994/04/27; Cortrust Bank National Association at 100 East Havens, branch established on 1930/10/31. Info updated 2009/09/14: Bank assets: $666.8 mil, Deposits: $557.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Hopkins Financial Corporation
  • Fulton State Bank: Mitchell Branch at 115 E Havens St, branch established on 1994/04/04. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $53.8 mil, Deposits: $47.3 mil, headquarters in Fulton, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices
  • First National Bank South Dakota: Mitchell Branch at 210 North Lawler, branch established on 1897/01/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $419.7 mil, Deposits: $370.3 mil, headquarters in Yankton, SD, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Mitchell Branch at 403 North Lawler Street, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Mitchell Branch at 1421 North Main, branch established on 1963/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
South Dakota average:

10.0

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

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,0544
Mainline Protestant5,00411
Evangelical Protestant2,96120
Other1792
None5,306-
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: 3
Davison County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Davison County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Davison County:

6.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Davison County:

27.7%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.4%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.9%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Mitchell:

28.2
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.1%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.3%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mitchell:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.9%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.4%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.0%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mitchell, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$28,140$48,2402$1,625
Other Government Administration 5$23,900$57,3609$8,041
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$4,683
Police Protection - Officers 26$117,052$54,0240$0
Police - Other 2$6,002$36,0125$1,328
Firefighters 20$87,387$52,4321$1,466
Streets and Highways 22$79,305$43,2570$0
Airports 1$4,521$54,2520$0
Welfare 3$10,906$43,6242$1,300
Health 5$22,620$54,2881$334
Solid Waste Management 10$34,003$40,8041$173
Sewerage 6$22,543$45,0860$0
Parks and Recreation 28$101,007$43,28960$23,001
Water Supply 9$34,417$45,8890$0
Transit 9$25,572$34,0967$8,435
Local Libraries 6$20,776$41,5523$2,513
Other and Unallocable 10$36,394$43,6732$2,185
Totals for Government 169$654,545$46,47794$55,084

Mitchell government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $2,743,000 ($174.79)
    Water Utilities: $2,440,000 ($155.48)
    Regular Highways: $1,913,000 ($121.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,542,000 ($98.26)
    Air Transportation: $118,000 ($7.52)
    Sewerage: $115,000 ($7.33)
    General Public Buildings: $29,000 ($1.85)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,638,000 ($168.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,545,000 ($162.17)
    Regular Highways: $1,544,000 ($98.39)
    Water Utilities: $1,525,000 ($97.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,379,000 ($87.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $979,000 ($62.38)
    Central Staff Services: $770,000 ($49.07)
    General Public Buildings: $711,000 ($45.31)
    Sewerage: $626,000 ($39.89)
    Transit Utilities: $529,000 ($33.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $498,000 ($31.73)
    Libraries: $429,000 ($27.34)
    Public Welfare - Other: $390,000 ($24.85)
    Financial Administration: $369,000 ($23.51)
    General - Other: $296,000 ($18.86)
    Health - Other: $167,000 ($10.64)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $129,000 ($8.22)
    Air Transportation: $113,000 ($7.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $87,000 ($5.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $847,000 ($53.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $217,000 ($13.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $201,000 ($12.81)
    Regular Highways: $192,000 ($12.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $129,000 ($8.22)
    Libraries: $62,000 ($3.95)
    Water Utilities: $60,000 ($3.82)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($2.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($2.17)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($1.47)
    General Public Building: $16,000 ($1.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $12,000 ($0.76)
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000 ($0.51)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.06)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,148,000 ($582.94)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $480,000 ($30.59)

Mitchell government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $1,773,000 ($112.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,479,000 ($94.25)
    Sewerage: $1,246,000 ($79.40)
    Hospital Public: $435,000 ($27.72)
    All Other: $80,000 ($5.10)
    Air Transportation: $62,000 ($3.95)
    Parking Facilities: $21,000 ($1.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,346,000 ($85.77)
    Transit Utilities: $179,000 ($11.41)
    Public Welfare: $36,000 ($2.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $225,000 ($14.34)
    Public Welfare: $204,000 ($13.00)
    General Local Government Support: $109,000 ($6.95)
    All Other: $76,000 ($4.84)
    Transit Utilities: $5,000 ($0.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $528,000 ($33.65)
    General Revenue, NEC: $482,000 ($30.71)
    Interest Earnings: $236,000 ($15.04)
    Donations From Private Sources: $135,000 ($8.60)
    Sale of Property: $34,000 ($2.17)
    Rents: $13,000 ($0.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,343,000 ($149.30)
    Transit Utilities: $246,000 ($15.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $64,000 ($4.08)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($0.70)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,010,000 ($574.14)
    Property: $3,315,000 ($211.24)
    Other License: $151,000 ($9.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $136,000 ($8.67)
    Public Utility License: $85,000 ($5.42)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $62,000 ($3.95)

Mitchell government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,938,000 ($1716.56)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,604,000 ($1631.56)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,658,000 ($424.27)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,325,000 ($403.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,816,000 ($115.72)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $482,000 ($30.71)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $333,000 ($21.22)

Mitchell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,910,000 ($504.05)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,474,000 ($539.99)

7.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,767 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.74% ($33,034 average AGI)
from Sanborn County, SD  0.38% ($41,233)
from Hutchinson County, SD  0.28% ($27,727)


7.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.04% ($32,827 average AGI)
to Pennington County, SD  0.28% ($33,727)
to Aurora County, SD  0.27% ($26,619)

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.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • 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.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

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)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KZNC (99.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • 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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Mitchell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 93m305ftTotal length
  • $2,004,000Total costs
  • 102,558Total average daily traffic
  • 7,446Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Mitchell, SD
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mitchell)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Mitchell, SD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mitchell)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Mitchell)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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

LARSON VENTURES (Serves TX, Population served: 70, ):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mitchell that have no violations reported:

  • MITCHELL (Population served: 15,254, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • DAVISON RURAL WATER SYSTEM INC (Population served: 3,050, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • DAVISON RURAL WATER SYSTEM INC (Population served: 3,050, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • DAVISON RURAL WATER SYSTEM INC (Population served: 3,050, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • DAVISON RURAL WATER SYSTEM INC (Population served: 3,050, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mitchell, South Dakota:

  • Comfort Inn, 1117 S Burr, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 , Phone: (605) 996-1333, Fax: (605) 996-6022
  • Ramada, 1525 W Havens Ave, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 , Phone: (605) 996-6501, Fax: (605) 996-3228
  • Motel 6, 1309 S Ohlman St, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 , Phone: (605) 996-0530, Fax: (605) 995-2019
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1001 S Burr, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 , Phone: (605) 996-5536
  • Kelly Inn & Suites, 1010 Cabela Dr, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 , Phone: (605) 995-0500, Fax: (605) 995-0512
  • Econo Lodge Mitchell, 1313 S Ohlman St, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 , Phone: (605) 996-6647, Fax: (605) 996-7339
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 1421 S Burr St, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 , Phone: (605) 996-9700, Fax: (605) 996-9777
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 2020 Highland Way, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 , Phone: (605) 770-4931
  • Mitchell Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 810 E Spruce St, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 , Phone: (605) 292-9292, Fax: (605) 292-9293
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mitchell, South Dakota
Most common first names in Mitchell, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13282.4 years
John13179.4 years
William11578.5 years
George8078.7 years
Robert7971.8 years
Anna7285.6 years
Margaret6683.5 years
Helen6683.0 years
James6374.0 years
Charles5978.6 years
Most common last names in Mitchell, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8479.0 years
Smith5778.9 years
Miller4579.3 years
Anderson4081.3 years
Jones3481.8 years
Peterson3377.5 years
Hohn2875.7 years
Carlson2482.2 years
Nelson2484.0 years
Thompson2276.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Mitchell, SD
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's2
Arby's1Menards1
Ashley Furniture1Motel 61
Best Western1New Balance2
Burger King1Nike3
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Days Inn1Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1Slumberland1
GameStop1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS4
Kmart1Vans2
La-Z-Boy2Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets5

Mitchell compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Mitchell on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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