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Mitchell, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Mitchell had a population of 1,698 as of July 1, 2016. Mitchell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mitchell is located at latitude 41.9427 and longitude -103.8098 in Scotts Bluff County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mitchell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scotts Bluff County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,950 feet.

The City of Mitchell (GNIS ID: 2395359) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 , a minor civil division (MCD) of Scotts Bluff 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, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,698
Population in Households 1,652
Population in Familes 1,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density1 2,529
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 685
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 436
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 790 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 464 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 221 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $83,255
Average Home Value $103,112


Median Household Income $41,320
Average Household Income $59,827
Per Capita Income $24,620
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.13%
Households -0.25% -0.29%
Families -0.18% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mitchell to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska 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 # 70 88th
Population Density1 # 14 98th
Diversity Index2 # 32 95th
Median Household Income # 450 23rd
Per Capita Income # 436 25th

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