Mitchellville, Iowa

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Mitchellville, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 8% Mitchellville Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 11% Mitchellville Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Mitchellville People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Mitchellville Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Mitchellville Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Mitchellville, Iowa

Comparing Mitchellville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 5 8
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 4 3
Age of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 9
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Short Commute Times 6 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 10
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Housing Recently Built 6 8
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Mitchellville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles E of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Polk
Metro Area Des Moines
Standard Zip Codes 50169
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.668
Longitude -93.357

Mitchellville Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ANKENY
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
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Mitchellville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,715 100%
Male 838 48.9%
Female 877 51.1%
Under 18 496 28.9%
18+ 1,219 71.1%
65+ 234 13.6%
Median Age 34.7
Average Family Size 3.09
White 1,672 97.5%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 12 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 7 0.4%
Mixed Race 17 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 1.3%

Estimated Mitchellville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,092
Growth 377
Growth % 22%

Mitchellville 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
German 31.4%
English 13%
US/American 11.2%
Irish 8.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
Dutch 4.6%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
Swedish 3.4%
Norwegian 3.3%
Italian 2.5%
European 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Scottish 1.5%
Danish 1.3%
Czech 0.9%
Polish 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Australian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Icelander 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Santiago (50169)

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)
Mitchellville 1,715 $52,113
Altoona 10,345 $58,306
Bondurant 1,846 $56,989
Colfax 2,223 $48,300
Mingo 269 $44,000
Prairie City 1,365 $54,205
Runnells 352 $50,000

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