Mitchell, South Dakota Population 2024

15,727

Mitchell is a city located in Davison County South Dakota. Mitchell has a 2024 population of 15,727. It is also the county seat of Davison County.Mitchell is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 0.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,664 in 2020.

The average household income in Mitchell is $70,637 with a poverty rate of 17.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mitchell is 39.3 years, 36.5 years for males, and 40.1 years for females.

Mitchell Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mitchell was:

  • White: 90.36%
  • Native American: 4.2%
  • Two or more races: 2.41%
  • Other race: 1.43%
  • Asian: 1.14%
  • Black or African American: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
11.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,371.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.4% (63)
The current population of Mitchell, South Dakota is 15,727 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,664.

Mitchell, South Dakota Population 2024

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Mitchell Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,14790.36%
Native American6574.2%
Two or more races3772.41%
Other race2241.43%
Asian1791.14%
Black or African American720.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mitchell Population by Race

Mitchell Population Pyramid 2024

Mitchell Median Age

39.3

Total

36.5

Male

40.1

Female

Mitchell Adults

There are 12,137 adults, (3,330 of whom are seniors) in Mitchell.

Mitchell Age Dependency

77.8

Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Mitchell Sex Ratio

Female7,94050.72%
Male7,71649.28%

Mitchell Population by Age

Mitchell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,0032.1159.340.7
Non Family3,4051.1240.759.3
Married2,7312.9380.719.3
Female6193.3756.243.8
Male2483.4987.912.1
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2.95

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mitchell Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mitchell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mitchell Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.78%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 56.82%.

Mitchell Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,734

Average Earnings

$45,069

Average Male

$33,411

Average Female

Mitchell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mitchell Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mitchell Language

96.32% of Mitchell residents speak only English, while 3.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.45% of the population.

Mitchell Language

Mitchell Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,3151,92114.43%
Native60049582.5%
Hispanic65526941.07%
Multiple3187523.58%
Other2207433.64%
Black654366.15%
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17.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.11%

Male Poverty Rate

17.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mitchell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mitchell is Native, with 82.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mitchell is White, with 14.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.81%.

Mitchell Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.89%
High School14.93%
Some College14.78%
Bachelors or Greater1.76%
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Mitchell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed70.15%
Female Employed14.86%
Male Employed8.57%
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Mitchell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mitchell Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mitchell Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mitchell Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mitchell Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mitchell Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mitchell Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

944

Number of Veterans

883

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

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Mitchell Veterans by War

count

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Mitchell Veterans by Age

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Mitchell Veterans by Race

Mitchell Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mitchell Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.5%

Labor Force Participation

66.3%

Employment Rate

1.7%

Unemployment Rate

Mitchell Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mitchell Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mitchell Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.62%

Born in Mitchell

98.22%

Native Born

1.78%

Foreign Born

1.37%

Non Citizen

0.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.22% of Mitchell residents were born in the United States, with 73.62% having been born in South Dakota. 1.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mitchell Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,897340.21%
202815,863340.21%
202715,829340.22%
202615,795340.22%
202515,761340.22%
202415,727340.22%
202315,693340.22%
202215,659340.22%
202115,625-39-0.25%
202015,664-79-0.5%
201915,74390.06%
201815,734-32-0.2%
201715,766-54-0.34%
201615,8201090.69%
201515,711-45-0.29%
201415,7561280.82%
201315,628-12-0.08%
201215,6401831.18%
201115,4571921.26%
201015,2657074.86%
200014,5587605.51%
199013,798-118-0.85%
198013,9164913.66%
197013,4258706.93%
196012,5554323.56%
195012,1231,49014.01%
194010,633-309-2.82%
193010,9422,46429.06%
19208,4781,96330.13%
19106,5152,46060.67%
19004,055
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Mitchell Population by Year