Mitchell, Indiana

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Mitchell, Indiana

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High Points

Mitchell strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% Mitchell Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Mitchell Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Mitchell, Indiana

Comparing Mitchell to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Senior Citizens 6 7
Age of the Population 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
People Above Poverty 3 1
Median Family Income 3 1
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Short Commute Times 5 5
Working at Home 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8

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Mitchell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles S of Bloomington, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles NW of Louisville, Kentucky
County Lawrence
Standard Zip Codes 47446
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.732
Longitude -86.473

Mitchell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station PAOLI
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
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Mitchell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,567 100%
Male 2,099 46%
Female 2,468 54%
Under 18 1,187 26%
18+ 3,380 74%
65+ 738 16.2%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 2.93
White 4,490 98.3%
African-American 13 0.3%
Asian 4 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.1%
Other 6 0.1%
Mixed Race 48 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 0.5%

Estimated Mitchell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,626
Growth 59
Growth % 1.3%

Mitchell Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 32.2%
English 24.6%
German 14.9%
Irish 9.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Scottish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
European 1.3%
French Canadian 0.9%
British 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
Italian 0.6%
Celtic 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mitchell, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bryantsville (47446)
Georgia (47446)
Lawrenceport (47446)
River Vale (47446)
Stonington (47446)
Yockey (47446)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mitchell 4,567 $33,415
Bedford 13,768 $39,462
Edgewood 1,988 $74,508
Oolitic 1,152 $37,279
Orleans 2,273 $35,150
Paoli 3,844 $34,412
West Baden Springs 618 $40,357

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Mitchell High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

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1. Scottsburg, Indiana 84.7   31.6% 15.1% 11.2% 22 $37,083 7.3% 1.7% 6,040 15.5% 80.6 0.5% 7
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3. St. Clair, Missouri 82.4   31.9% 13.7% 9.1% 30 $41,939 7.6% 2.6% 4,390 10.6% 62 0.4% 5.9
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