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Overview

Introduction to Mitchell, South Dakota

Mitchell, South Dakota, in Davison county, is 67 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and 200 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska.

Mitchell History

Mitchell was platted as a town in August of 1879. It was incorporated in 1881. The city was named in honor of Alexander Mitchell, the President of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. Mitchell was recognized as a city in 1889. It is the county seat of Davison County, which was organized in 1874.

Mitchell and nearby Attractions

  • Middle Border Museum & Oscar Howe Art Center
  • Enchanted World Doll Museum
  • Lake Mitchell
  • Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village & Archeodome
  • Corn Palace
  • Pease Creek Recreation Area

Things To Do In Mitchell

Mitchell is home to the Corn Palace, which is decorated with various colors of dried grains and corn creating murals. The Dakota Discovery Museum, the Enchanted World Doll Museum and the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village provide insight into the history of the area. One can shop at the Super City Mall. The Westside Park, Ketnel Park, Eastside Park, Hitchcock Park and the Northside Park are some of the local parks. In addition, the city hosts the Corn Palace Festival, Dakotafest and the Corn Palace Polka Festival every year.

Mitchell Transportation

Sioux Falls Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Mitchell Higher Education

Dakota Wesleyan University and Mitchell Technical Institute are the local institutions of higher education. South Dakota State University also provides facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,610
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+8,019
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.8%
Median Earnings25+$34,753
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,034
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,534

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,537
% Above Poverty Level86.9%
% Below Poverty Level13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36%
Median Gross Rent$654
Median House Value$130,600

Ancestry

German40.5%
Irish12.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
Norwegian10.1%
Dutch5%
English4.1%
Czech3.6%
Swedish3.4%
Danishn2%
Polish1.9%
Italian1.9%
Welsh1.6%
Scottish1.4%
French Except Basque1%
Luxemburger0.9%
Swiss0.6%
Canadian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Mitchell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Davison County
Standard Zip Codes57301
Phone Area Codes605
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude43.73
Approximate Longitude-98.03

Mitchell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMITCHELL 2 N
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp4 to 26 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip22.8 inches
StationALEXANDRIA
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp6 to 27 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip22.7 inches
StationBRIDGEWATER
Distance28.7 miles
Jan Temp3 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 86 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip25.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alexandria679$68,750
Dimock190$58,750
Ethan423$62,500
Letcher208$71,250
Mount Vernon575$53,750
Parkston1,826$56,705

Mitchell Public Libraries

Mitchell Public Library
221 N DUFF STREET
Mitchell, South Dakota
(605) 995-8480

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Mitchell Hospitals

Avera Queen Of Peace Hospital
(Non-profit)
525 North Foster Street
(605) 995-2000

Mitchell Public Schools

Abbott House Elementary - 06
909 Court Merrill St
ZIP: 57301
(605) 995-3010
Primary
Total Enrollment 5
Abbott House High School - 07
909 Court Merrill St
ZIP: 57301
(605) 995-3010
High
Total Enrollment 27
Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary - 04
1301 N Kimball Ave
ZIP: 57301
(605) 995-3091
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Hanson Colony Alternative High School - 07
41659 256th St
ZIP: 57301
(605) 239-4387
High
Total Enrollment 7
L B Williams Elementary - 03
1420 W University Blvd
ZIP: 57301
(605) 995-3090
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Longfellow Elementary - 05
110 N. Mentzer
ZIP: 57301
(605) 995-3092
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Millbrook Colony Elementary - 04
41659 256th St
ZIP: 57301
(605) 239-4387
Primary
Total Enrollment 29
Mitchell High School - 01
920 N Capital St
ZIP: 57301
(605) 995-3034
High
Total Enrollment 763
Mitchell Middle School - 02
800 W 10th Ave
ZIP: 57301
(605) 995-3051
Middle
Total Enrollment 568
Rosedale Colony Elementary - 11
25986 Rosedale Rd
ZIP: 57301
(605) 239-4215
Primary
Total Enrollment 18

Mitchell Private Schools

Abbott House
909 Court Merrill
ZIP: 57301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 36
John Paul Ii Elementary School
1510 W Elm Ave
ZIP: 57301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 170
Mitchell Christian School
805 W 18th Ave
ZIP: 57301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 147
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