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Mitchell, South Dakota

  •   State: 
    South Dakota
    Davison County
      County all: 
    Davison | Hanson
      County FIPS: 
    46035 | 46061
    43°43′46″N 98°02′01″W
      Area total: 
    12.30 sq mi
      Area land: 
    11.24 sq mi (29.10 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.06 sq mi (2.75 km²)
    1,299 ft (396 m)
    Incorporated 1883
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Mitchell, SD
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,393.61 residents per square mile of area (538.07/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Mitchell is a city in and the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 15,660 at the 2020 census making it the sixth most populous city in South Dakota. The first settlement at Mitchell was made in 1879. Mitchell was incorporated in 1883. It was named for Milwaukee banker Alexander Mitchell, President of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad (Milwaukee Road) Mitchell is located at 43°4250N 98°135W (43.713896, -98.026282), on the James River. The city has a total area of 12.14 square miles (31.44 km²), of which 11.14square miles (28.85 km²) is land and 1.00 square mile (2.59 km²") is water. Mitchell has a humid continental climate, the Upper Midwest, with cold winters and warm sometimes humid summers. The wettest month is June, with an average of 3.52 inches (89.4 mm) of rain, and the driest month of the year is January, with only 0.47 inches (11.9mm) of rainfall. Mitchell is in Tornado Alley, so thunderstorms, often spawning tornadoes, can be expected. The median age in the city was 36.8 years, with 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; and 18.2% were 65 years of age or older.


Mitchell is the primary city name, but also Loomis are acceptable city names or spellings, Betts, Lake Mitchell on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Mitchell, South Dakota. The first settlement at Mitchell was made in 1879. Mitchell was incorporated in 1883. It was named for Milwaukee banker Alexander Mitchell, President of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad (Milwaukee Road). Mitchell is located on the Wisconsin River, which flows into the Chicago River. It is located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Wisconsin. The town has a population of 2,000, and is home to the Mitchell Museum, which was established in 1881. The Mitchell River runs through the town, and was named after Alexander Mitchell. The city's name is derived from Mitchell, the name of the first settlement in Mitchell, Wisconsin, in 1878. It also means "Mitchell River" in German, which means "river" or "river". It is also known as the Mitchell River or Mitchell River in English, and as the Milwaukee River by the German name of "Mitchel" for "Milwaukee" and "River" for the railroad. It has been home to a number of businesses, including the Mitchell Hotel, which opened in 1882, and the Mitchell School, which began in 1884. In 1883, the town was incorporated as a city, and in 1885, it became the Mitchell County, Wisconsin town, with the town's name changed to Mitchell. It became a county in 1887, and it was incorporated again in 1891, and finally in 1894, when it became a city again.


Mitchell is located at 43°4250N 98°135W (43.713896, -98.026282), on the James River.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.14 square miles (31.44 km²), of which 11.14 sq miles (28.85 km²) is land and 1.00 sq mile (2.59 km²") is water. Mitchell has been assigned the ZIP code 57301 and the FIPS place code 43100. The city is located in the South Carolina Coastal Plain region. The James River runs through the city, which is located on the North Carolina-Mississippi state line. It is also on the Virginia-Tennessee state line, which runs through Mitchell. Mitchell is located near the junction of the James and Tennessee rivers. It has a population of 2,816. The town has a post office with a ZIP code of 57300 and a place code of 43100, as well as an FIPS number code. It was founded in the early 1800s and was named after the town of Mitchell, South Carolina, which was then part of the United States. The first post office opened in 1805. The current post office was established in 1806. It closed in 1808. It reopened in 1809. The last post office closed in 1861, and the city was abandoned in 1881. The post office reopened in 1861.


Mitchell has a humid continental climate, the Upper Midwest, with cold winters and warm sometimes humid summers. The wettest month is June, with an average of 3.52 inches (89.4 mm) of rain. Mitchell is located in Tornado Alley, so thunderstorms, often spawning tornadoes, can be expected. Average daytime summer temperatures range from 86 °F (30 °C) during the day, and 62 °F during the night. Average winter daytime temperatures average 26 °F (-3 °C), and 4 °F  (-15 °C  during the night. The driest month of the year is January, with only 0.47 inches (11.9 mm) of rain. The city is located on the Missouri River, which runs through Mitchell. The river is a tributary of the Mississippi River, and runs through the city. It is the only river in the state that flows into the Red River. The Red River flows through Mitchell and into the Mississippi. The town has a population of 3,000, with the majority of its residents living in Mitchell. Mitchell has an average annual temperature of 86 °C (30 °F), and a summer average of 86 °C (30  °F) and a winter average of 26  °C (-3°F) (during the day) The city has a high school population of 1,200, with most students attending Mitchell High School. The high school has a football team, the Mitchell Thunderbirds, which competes in the NCAA Division II.


As of the census of 2010, there were 15,254 people, 6,696 households, and 3,641 families living in the city. There were 7,120 housing units at an average density of 639.1 per square mile (246.8/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 93.6% White, 0.5% African American, 3.0% Native American, 0.,5% Asian, 0,1% Pacific Islander, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $31,308, and the median income. for a family was $43,095. The per capita income for the City was $17,888. About 8.8%. of families and 12.8. of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those over. 65 were living in poverty at the time of the 2010 census. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was2.88. The city's median age was 36.8 years, with 24.1% under the age of 18, 13.4% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 19.6%. and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. In 2000, the city's population was 14,558 people, with 6,555 housing units.


Mitchell is home to the Corn Palace and the Dakota Discovery Museum. The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village is an archaeological site where scientists are excavating a Native American village. Mitchell area also boasts several state champion trees: Black Cherry, Black Locust, Siberian Elm, and Tulip Tree. Mitchell was featured in the seventeenth episode of the Small Town News Podcast, an improv comedy podcast that takes listeners on a fun and silly virtual trip to a small town in America each week, in which the hosts improvise scenes inspired by local newspaper stories. The Corn Palace is decorated with several colors of dried corn and grains, creating murals. The museum covers the time period from 1600, when the Native Americans were still largely undiscovered, to 1939, the end of the Great Depression. It also features artists such as Harvey Dunn, James Earle Fraser, Charles Hargens and Oscar Howe. Two new features of the museum are Discovery Land, a hands-on activity area for children ages five to ten, and the Heritage Gardens Project, which brings indigenous plants to the gardens surrounding the museum and historical buildings. The museum holds one of the most complete and pristine collections of American Indian quill and bead-works. It is also the home of the Mitchell High School prom, the local high school prom, trade shows, staged entertainment and the Shriner's Circus. The city is also home to a state champion tree, the Black Cherry. The town is located on the banks of Lake Mitchell.


The campus of Dakota Wesleyan University is located in southwest Mitchell. The university was founded in 1872 and is one of the oldest private universities in the United States. The campus is home to more than 2,000 students. It is located on the campus of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The school also offers a number of other degree programs and certificates in addition to the university's main degree program in business and journalism. The college is currently in its ninth year of existence. It was established in 1876. It has a campus of 2,500 students and 1,200 faculty members. It opened its doors to the public in 1878 and has a total enrollment of 3,000. It also offers several degree programs, including business and business. It offers a variety of majors, including accounting, business, nursing, and nursing, as well as a masters program in public policy. It's located in the Mitchell area of South Dakota and is a member of the South Dakota College of Arts and Sciences, which also has a satellite campus in Mitchell, South Dakota, and the Mitchell City College of the Arts, which has its own campus in the town of Mitchell, Mitchell, and Mitchell, Utah. The U.S. College of Medicine is also located in Mitchell and offers a series of programs in the area, including the School of Dentistry. The University of the Art and Dentistry, which offers its own degree program. The College of Science and Humanities offers a Bachelor of Arts program in the evenings and a Masters Program in the spring.


The South Dakota Gold was a professional basketball club that competed in the International Basketball Association in the 200001 season. The club was based in South Dakota and played in the Fargo-Moorhead Arena in Fargo, North Dakota. The team won the IBA championship in 200001 and the IBO Championship in 20001. It was the first South Dakota team to win a league title in the history of the league. The Gold were also the first team to play in the NBA's World Series of Champions. They also won the NBA Finals in 2000 and the NBA All-Star Game in 2001. They were also a member of the FIBA World Cup winning team in 2000. They won the World Cup in 2002 and the FIBO World Championship in 2002. They lost the final game of the 2002-03 season to the New York Knicks, but won the title in 2003-04 and 2004-05. They are now a part of the NBA Developmental League, which is run by the New Jersey Nets. They have won two NBA titles and the 2011-12 season was their first in the league's history. The South Dakota gold won the league in 2000-01 and the 2012-13 season, and the 2013-14 season was the team's second. They played in their first IBA World Championship game in 2002-13 and the 2014-15 season in the World Series. The last season they won the championship in 2007-08. They finished the season with a record of 21 wins and 12 losses.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota = 94.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 100. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Mitchell = 3.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 15,660 individuals with a median age of 42.6 age the population grows by 8.42% in Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,393.61 residents per square mile of area (538.07/km²). There are average 2.81 people per household in the 343 households with an average household income of $60,095 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 3.80% of the available work force and has dropped -0.82% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 34.56%. The number of physicians in Mitchell per 100,000 population = 231.8.


The annual rainfall in Mitchell = 22.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 31.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 78. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 211. 88 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 5.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 40, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota which are owned by the occupant = 86.67%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 22 years with median home cost = $151,070 and home appreciation of 1.17%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $19.62 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,715 per student. There are 12 students for each teacher in the school, 1631 students for each Librarian and 452 students for each Counselor. 14.87% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.26% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.10% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Mitchell's population in Davison County, South Dakota of 4,055 residents in 1900 has increased 3,86-fold to 15,660 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.90% female residents and 50.10% male residents live in Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota.

    As of 2020 in Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota are married and the remaining 28.34% are single population.

  • 16.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Mitchell require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    92.47% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 4.25% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 2.70% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota, 86.67% are owner-occupied homes, another 8.61% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.72% are vacant.

  • The 77.40% of the population in Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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