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Mitchell, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Mitchell had a population of 4,316 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Mitchell, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,316
Daytime Population: Workers 1,908
Daytime Population: Residents 2,486
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,394
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 4,222
Population in Familes 3,360
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density2 1,317
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $35,165
Average Household Income $47,633
Per Capita Income $19,558


Total Housing Units 2,015 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,138 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 628 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 248 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $79,626
Average Home Value $118,453


Total Households 1,767
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,137
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.11% -0.15%
Households -0.15% -0.18%
Families -0.1% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

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, 2017 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 # 146 79th
Population Density # 343 50th
Diversity Index # 396 42nd
Median Household Income # 645 5th
Per Capita Income # 598 12th

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