Mitchell, South Dakota Population 2020

15,568

Mitchell is a city located in South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 15,568, it is the 6th largest city in South Dakota and the 2252nd largest city in the United States. Mitchell is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually but its population has increased by 2.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,254 in 2010. Mitchell reached it's highest population of 15,778 in 2016. Spanning over 13 miles, Mitchell has a population density of 1,357 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mitchell is $61,915 with a poverty rate of 14.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $716 per month, and the median house value is $141,200. The median age in Mitchell is 36 years, 34.4 years for males, and 39.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.4 males.

Mitchell Demographics

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

  • White: 91.96%
  • Two or more races: 3.09%
  • Native American: 2.40%
  • Other race: 1.09%
  • Black or African American: 1.02%
  • Asian: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mitchell, South Dakota is 15,568, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,680.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,254.

Mitchell, South Dakota Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202022,980-93-0.40%
201923,073-93-0.40%
201823,166-93-0.40%
201723,259-120-0.52%
201623,379820.35%
201523,297-90-0.39%
201423,387440.19%
201323,343150.06%
201223,3282371.02%
201123,0912781.20%
201022,8130.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,45891.96%
Two or More Races4863.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native3782.40%
Some Other Race1721.09%
Black or African American1601.02%
Asian680.43%

Mitchell Population Pyramid 2020

Mitchell Median Age

36


Total

34.4


Male

39.6


Female

Mitchell Adults

There are 12,231 adults, (2,657 of whom are seniors) in Mitchell.

Mitchell Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Mitchell Sex Ratio

Female

7,885

50.15%

Male

7,837

49.85%

Mitchell Households and Families

Mitchell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mitchell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.2%29.8%
Male65.1%34.9%
Female57.5%42.5%
All53.8%46.2%
Non Family36.1%63.9%

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0382.0953.8
Non Family3,1071.236.1
Married3,0382.7670.2
Female6353.0957.5
Male2582.5265.1

2.73

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mitchell Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2252.15%
9th to 12th Grade6756.46%
High School Graduate3,13630.02%
Some College2,51224.05%
Associates Degree1,28912.34%
Bachelors Degree1,87217.92%
Graduate Degree7387.06%

Mitchell Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,5618,8452,411
Multiple Races244180125
Hispanic23513536
Native American2262141
Other Race1651019
Black767613
Asian524424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 51.23%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,788$41,337$30,333
Less Than High School$27,283$32,194$
High School Grad$32,281$36,839$22,063
Some College$36,530$44,438$26,619
Bachelors Degree$41,199$46,063$40,085
Graduate Degree$46,339$39,038$52,206

$36,788

Average Earnings

$41,337

Average Male

$30,333

Average Female

Mitchell Language

Mitchell Language by Age

Mitchell Language

97.53% of Mitchell residents speak only English, while 2.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.68% of the population.

Mitchell Poverty

Mitchell Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,4691,79313.31%
Multiple43814031.96%
Native30611035.95%
Hispanic4298319.35%
Other1655231.52%

14.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.65%

Male Poverty Rate

12.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mitchell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mitchell is Native, with 35.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mitchell is White, with 13.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.14%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.11%
Some College12.33%
High School9.27%
Bachelors or Greater4.18%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed94.12%
Female Employed10.59%
Male Employed6.34%
Female Unemployed2.78%

Mitchell Income

Mitchell Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,788$61,915
Families$66,110$79,403
Married Families$75,588-
Non Families$31,441$38,012

Mitchell Marital Status

Mitchell Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mitchell Married by Age and Sex

Mitchell Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mitchell Marital Status by Race

Mitchell Veterans

1,105

Number of Veterans

1,009

Male Veterans

96

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War354
Vietnam257
First Gulf War242
Korea165
World War II25
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54382
75+278
18 to 34190
65 to 74153
55 to 64102
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0549.27%
2 or More289.76%
Indian239.35%
Hispanic174.70%

$Mitchell Veterans by Education

13.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mitchell Employment Status

69.5%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mitchell Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.22%

Born in South Dakota

98.52%

Native Born

1.48%

Foreign Born

0.78%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.52% of Mitchell residents were born in the United States, with 71.22% having been born in South Dakota. 0.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202015,568-56-0.36%
201915,624-56-0.36%
201815,680-42-0.27%
201715,722-56-0.35%
201615,778830.53%
201515,695-47-0.30%
201415,7421240.79%
201315,618-10-0.06%
201215,6281751.13%
201115,4531871.22%
201015,2667080.48%
200014,5587600.54%
199013,798-118-0.09%
198013,9164910.36%
197013,4258700.67%
196012,5554320.35%
195012,1231,4901.32%
194010,633-309-0.29%
193010,9422,4642.58%
19208,4781,9632.67%
19106,5152,4604.86%
19004,0550.00%