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Mitchell, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Mitchell is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Scotts Bluff County at latitude 41.9427 and longitude -103.8098. Scotts Bluff County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,950 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Mitchell, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mitchell, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Mitchell indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Mitchell, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,677
Population in Households 1,630
Population in Familes 1,298
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 2,498
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 690
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 438
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 790 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 473 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $96,016
Average Home Value $115,169


Median Household Income $43,341
Average Household Income $52,875
Per Capita Income $22,076
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.35% -0.34%
Households -0.2% -0.26%
Families -0.16% -0.37%
Median Household Income   3.53%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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, 2014 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 # 16 97th
Diversity Index2 # 34 94th
Median Household Income # 392 33rd
Per Capita Income # 457 21st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.