Mitchell, South Dakota Population 2021

15,651
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Mitchell is a city located in Davison County South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 15,651, it is the 6th largest city in South Dakota and the 2258th largest city in the United States . Mitchell is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually but its population has increased by 2.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,254 in 2010. Mitchell reached it's highest population of 15,805 in 2016. Spanning over 13 miles, Mitchell has a population density of 1,364 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mitchell is $67,864 with a poverty rate of 16.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $756 per month, and the median house value is $147,200. The median age in Mitchell is 35.8 years, 34.5 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

Mitchell Demographics

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

  • White: 91.31%
  • Native American: 2.37%
  • Two or more races: 2.35%
  • Other race: 1.65%
  • Black or African American: 1.40%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mitchell, South Dakota is 15,651 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,693.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,254.

Mitchell, South Dakota Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202123,388800.34%
202023,308800.34%
201923,228800.34%
201823,148-131-0.57%
201723,279-115-0.49%
201623,394910.39%
201523,303-85-0.36%
201423,388450.19%
201323,343110.05%
201223,3322381.02%
201123,0942821.22%
201022,8120.00%

Mitchell Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,36191.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native3732.37%
Two or More Races3692.35%
Some Other Race2591.65%
Black or African American2201.40%
Asian1450.92%
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Mitchell Population by Race

Mitchell Population Pyramid $2021

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Mitchell Median Age

35.8


Total

34.5


Male

39.1


Female

Mitchell Adults

There are 12,249 adults, (2,762 of whom are seniors) in Mitchell.

Mitchell Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mitchell Sex Ratio

Female

7,967

50.66%

Male

7,760

49.34%

Mitchell Population by Age

Mitchell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mitchell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male75.1%24.9%
Married72.1%27.9%
All54.3%45.7%
Female46.2%53.8%
Non Family35.9%64.1%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mitchell Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,9872.154.3
Non Family3,0861.235.9
Married3,0052.7372.1
Female5353.3546.2
Male3612.7575.1

2.73

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

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Mitchell Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1501.43%
9th to 12th Grade7176.85%
High School Graduate3,22030.74%
Some College2,27421.71%
Associates Degree1,24011.84%
Bachelors Degree2,08619.92%
Graduate Degree7877.51%
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Mitchell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mitchell Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,4818,8932,626
Hispanic349239161
Native American268152
Other Race251196129
2+ Races14611572
Asian997711
Black87873

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 other race people with a rate of 51.39%.

Mitchell Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,949$44,262$30,401
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$31,386$36,165$17,122
Some College$37,845$44,386$28,243
Bachelors Degree$44,438$50,344$42,125
Graduate Degree$47,663$52,750$47,212

$37,949

Average Earnings

$44,262

Average Male

$30,401

Average Female

Mitchell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mitchell Language by Age

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Mitchell Language

95.97% of Mitchell residents speak only English, while 4.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.71% of the population.

Mitchell Language

Mitchell Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,3322,00015.00%
Native31223174.04%
Multiple33411935.63%
Hispanic5527513.59%
Other2514317.13%

16.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.46%

Male Poverty Rate

16.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mitchell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mitchell is Native, with 74.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mitchell is Hispanic, with 13.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.21%.

Mitchell Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.16%
Some College12.96%
High School11.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.24%

Mitchell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed84.95%
Female Employed14.83%
Female Unemployed8.42%
Male Employed5.38%

Mitchell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mitchell Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,661$67,864
Families$64,544$84,943
Married Families$79,127-
Non Families$33,816$44,073
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Income by Household Type

Mitchell Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Mitchell Married by Age and Sex

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Mitchell Marriage

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

Mitchell Marital Status by Race

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Mitchell Marital Status

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1,043

Number of Veterans

931

Male Veterans

112

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War317
Vietnam299
First Gulf War241
Korea120
World War II21

Mitchell Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54291
75+256
65 to 74212
18 to 34183
55 to 64101

Mitchell Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0178.99%
2+ Races137.65%
Native American134.53%
Hispanic122.47%

Mitchell Veterans by Race

Mitchell Veterans by Education

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5.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mitchell Veterans by Education

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Mitchell Employment by Age

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Mitchell Employment by Race

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Mitchell Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.82%

Born in Mitchell

98.05%

Native Born

1.95%

Foreign Born

1.37%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.05% of Mitchell residents were born in the United States, with 69.82% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,651-14-0.09%
202015,665-14-0.09%
201915,679-14-0.09%
201815,693-62-0.39%
201715,755-50-0.32%
201615,805930.59%
201515,712-43-0.27%
201415,7551300.83%
201315,625-11-0.07%
201215,6361771.14%
201115,4591931.26%
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%

Mitchell Population by Year