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Mitchell County, Iowa (IA)


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County population in 2012: 10,725 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 10,874 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,870
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,654
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,498
Renter-occupied apartments: 871 (it was 796 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

28%

Land area: 469 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mitchell County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.6%), Educational,health and social services (20.8%), Retail trade (11.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Mitchell County, Iowa:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Males: 5,309  (49.4%)
Females: 5,467  (50.6%)

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Mitchell County,IA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Mitchell County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,412 ($34,843 in 1999)
This county:

$42412
Iowa:

$48044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $340 (lower quartile is $243, upper quartile is $424)
This county:

$340
State:

$496


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $108,199 (it was $70,600 in 2000)
Mitchell County:

$108,199
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,950 - $168,017

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $138,983
Here:

$138,983
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $408,966
Here:

$408,966
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $151,916
Here:

$151,916
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $130,566
Here:

$130,566
State:

$29,315
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $905
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $304

Institutionalized population: 219

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Mitchell County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,046 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,019 (1.1%)


Mitchell County household income distribution in 2009 Mitchell County home values distribution


Mitchell County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 7.2%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

10.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.6%
Whole state:

3.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mitchell County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.

Cities in this county include: Osage, St. Ansgar, Stacyville, McIntire, Mitchell, Carpenter, New Haven, Orchard, Little Cedar, Toeterville.

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Mitchell County: Wapsie (A), Nelson (B), Sunny Brae Golf Club (C), White Tail Ridge Farms (D), Fisher Ranch (E), Valley Road Farms (F), Winkels Farm (G), McCarthy Farms (H), Hermann Farms (I), Pronet Farms (J), Brumm Dairy (K), Osage Wastewater Treatment Plant (L), Town and Country Plaza (M), Otranto (N), Newburg (O), Peavey Company Elevator (P), Acorn Park Golf and Recreation (Q), Bennett Access (R), Cedar Valley Memories Museum (S), East Lincoln Townhall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mitchell County include: Union Church (A), David Church (B), Deer Creek Church (C), Eden Church (D), Rock Creek Lutheran Church (E), Saint Johns Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ogden Cemetery (1), Blakestad Cemetery (2), Priem Cemetery (3), West End Cemetery (4), Oscar Peterson Cemetery (5), Deer Creek Cemetery (6), NE Lutheran Congregational Carpenter Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Markhams Pond (A), Sleeping Duck Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Burr Oak Creek (B), Deer Creek (C), Sugar Creek (D), Spring Creek (E), Slough Creek (F), Willow Creek (G), Otter Creek (H), Turtle Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mitchell County include: Hamlin Garland Wildlife Area (1), Pinicon Alders Wildlife Area (2), Riverside Park (3), New Haven Potholes (4), Falk Wildlife Area (5), Gerbigs Woods (6), North Haven Wildlife Area (7), Cedar Block Wildlife Area (8), Nelson Paradise Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Cerro Gordo County , Chickasaw County , Floyd County , Howard County , Mower County, Minnesota , Worth County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 268
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 59 (85% naturalized citizens)

Mitchell County:

0.5%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.3%

Mitchell County marital status for males
Mitchell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Mitchell County with a mortgage: 1,253 (110 second mortgage, 122 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,366

Here:

47.8% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.85%
Here91.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,988
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents3,665 (36.7%)3,161 (31.6%)1,360 (13.6%)858 (8.6%)305 (3.1%)
Congregations5 (17.9%)7 (25.0%)4 (14.3%)4 (14.3%)2 (7.1%)
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Mennonite Church of God in ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents237 (2.4%)219 (2.2%)74 (0.7%)53 (0.5%)56 (0.6%)
Congregations1 (3.6%)2 (7.1%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Mitchell County - Osage, St. Ansgar, Stacyville, McIntire, Mitchell

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Mitchell County:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.7%
Iowa:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

12.7%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Mitchell County:

Average size of farms: 349 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $186,700
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $249.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $163,378
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $120,240
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.68%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.35
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.38%
Corn for grain: 128290 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 106807 harvested acres
Vegetables: 207 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9 acres

Tornado activity:

Mitchell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 4.4 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/5/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Most recent 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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Printing and related support activities (7%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Mitchell County (%):





Mitchell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,597 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 548 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 279 (6%)
  • Other means: 15 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 588 (12%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Mitchell County, Iowa in 2000:

People in group quarters in Mitchell County, Iowa in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,823.

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.
3.07% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($19,653 average AGI)
1.90% relocated from other states ($10,913 average AGI)
Mitchell County:

1.90%
Iowa average:

2.55%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Worth County, IA  0.28% ($38,273)


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.
3.14% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($15,327 average AGI)
2.12% relocated to other states ($13,197 average AGI)
Mitchell County:

2.12%
Iowa average:

2.80%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Mower County, MN  0.25% ($35,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Mitchell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Mitchell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mitchell County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,525 (2,343 aged, 182 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.12
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5824.980
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 227.890
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27155.88

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1034.890
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1529.440
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36.32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54.95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.16

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,529

Size of family households: 1,589 2-persons, 497 3-persons, 436 4-persons, 257 5-persons, 119 6-persons, 59 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,279 1-person, 137 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

95.9% of residents of Mitchell County speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 15% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (35% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $68,759,000 ($6268 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $676,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $31,710,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,103,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,370,000
Federal grants: $6,630,000
Federal procurement contracts: $596,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,350,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $567,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,137,000
Federal Government insurance: $60,037,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 663
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 672
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +84
Here +8 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mitchell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.64 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Mitchell County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 23
  • 4 rooms: 253
  • 5 rooms: 675
  • 6 rooms: 763
  • 7 rooms: 715
  • 8 rooms: 577
  • 9+ rooms: 490
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 89
  • 4 rooms: 191
  • 5 rooms: 106
  • 6 rooms: 148
  • 7 rooms: 115
  • 8 rooms: 66
  • 9+ rooms: 49
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mitchell County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 53
  • 2 bedrooms: 744
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,658
  • 4 bedrooms: 878
  • 5+ bedrooms: 165
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 131
  • 2 bedrooms: 318
  • 3 bedrooms: 227
  • 4 bedrooms: 83
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
Cars and other vehicles available in Mitchell County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 195
  • 1 vehicle: 761
  • 2 vehicles: 1,472
  • 3 vehicles: 700
  • 4 vehicles: 233
  • 5+ vehicles: 137
  • no vehicle: 93
  • 1 vehicle: 394
  • 2 vehicles: 213
  • 3 vehicles: 67
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

70% of Mitchell County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Iowa.

Mitchell County:

69.7%
State average:

57.7%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mitchell County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (46.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.7%)
  • Electricity (3.4%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Utility gas (42.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.7%)
  • Electricity (14.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.4%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 225
Here:

16.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 34
Here:

14.2%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Mitchell County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Mitchell County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Mitchell County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Mitchell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Mitchell County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Mitchell County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Mitchell County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7980.3 years
Mary7280.1 years
Robert6673.7 years
William6381.3 years
Anna4485.7 years
Arthur3979.3 years
George3780.7 years
Ruth3784.9 years
Margaret3683.8 years
Dorothy3477.8 years
Most common last names in Mitchell County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3979.1 years
Adams3778.4 years
Hemann3181.0 years
Olson3179.2 years
Anderson3081.3 years
Hartwig2282.2 years
Smith2282.6 years
Pitzen2179.4 years
Brown2182.8 years
Hansen2181.5 years
Businesses in Mitchell County, IA
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1RadioShack1
Hardee's1Sears1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Super 81
New Balance1UPS1
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