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Mitchell, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Mitchell had a population of 4,165 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mitchell is located at latitude 38.736 and longitude -86.4742 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mitchell (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 682 feet.

The City of Mitchell (GNIS ID: 2395357) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Mitchell is located within Township of Marion, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mitchell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mitchell, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,165
Population in Households 4,071
Population in Familes 3,249
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 1,271
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,703
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,101
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,091 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 612 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 321 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $78,218
Average Home Value $112,683


Median Household Income $34,227
Average Household Income $46,474
Per Capita Income $19,050
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.69% -0.37%
Households -0.76% -0.41%
Families -0.63% -0.5%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mitchell, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mitchell to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 148 78th
Population Density1 # 362 47th
Diversity Index2 # 377 44th
Median Household Income # 638 6th
Per Capita Income # 585 14th

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