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Mitchell, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Mitchell had a population of 1,658 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,658
Daytime Population: Workers 404
Daytime Population: Residents 807
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,211
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,612
Population in Familes 1,281
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density2 2,470
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $40,459
Average Household Income $62,013
Per Capita Income $25,595


Total Housing Units 783 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 465 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $86,730
Average Home Value $110,776


Total Households 670
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 423
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 -0.36% -0.59%
Households -0.52% -0.73%
Families -0.57% -0.87%
Median Household Income   5.52%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

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, 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 # 70 88th
Population Density # 19 97th
Diversity Index # 33 94th
Median Household Income # 501 14th
Per Capita Income # 428 26th

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