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Mitchell is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Scottsbluff, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,702 at the 2010 census.

Mitchell, Nebraska
Western Sugar storage facility and closed sugar factory in Mitchell
Western Sugar storage facility and closed sugar factory in Mitchell
Location of Mitchell, Nebraska
Location of Mitchell, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°56′31″N 103°48′34″W / 41.94194°N 103.80944°W / 41.94194; -103.80944Coordinates: 41°56′31″N 103°48′34″W / 41.94194°N 103.80944°W / 41.94194; -103.80944
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyScotts Bluff
Incorporated1902[1]
Government
 • MayorBrian Taylor
 • City AdministratorTy J. Abernathy
Area
 • Total0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Land0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,953 ft (1,205 m)
Population
 • Total1,702
 • Estimate 
(2017)[6]
1,660
 • Density2,473.92/sq mi (954.57/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP code
69357
Area code(s)308
FIPS code31-32410
GNIS feature ID0831357[7]
Websitewww.mitchellcity.net

Contents

HistoryEdit

Mitchell was established in 1900, when the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was extended westward to that point.[8] It was named after the historic Fort Mitchell nearby, which had been named after General Robert B. Mitchell, a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.[9][10] Mitchell was incorporated as a city in 1902.[1]

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), all of it land.[11] Mitchell is northwest of Scottsbluff.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1910640
19201,298102.8%
19302,05858.6%
19402,1816.0%
19502,101−3.7%
19601,920−8.6%
19701,842−4.1%
19801,9566.2%
19901,743−10.9%
20001,8315.0%
20101,702−7.0%
Est. 20171,660[6]−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]
2012 Estimate[13]
 
Mitchell, 1910

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 1,702 people, 696 households, and 441 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,540.3 inhabitants per square mile (980.8/km2). There were 790 housing units at an average density of 1,179.1 per square mile (455.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 6.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.1% of the population.

There were 696 households of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.6% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 40.2 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,831 people, 714 households, and 474 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,725.2 people per square mile (1,055.2/km²). There were 793 housing units at an average density of 1,180.3 per square mile (457.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.24% White, 0.11% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 11.41% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.06% of the population.

There were 714 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $28,710, and the median income for a family was $34,900. Males had a median income of $26,534 versus $18,672 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,286. About 15.0% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Mitchell is part of the Mitchell Public Schools School District. The district has two schools, Mitchell Elementary School and Mitchell High School.[14]

Culture and recreationEdit

Annual cultural eventEdit

The Scotts Bluff County Fair, first organized in 1887, is held in Mitchell each year. The fair includes a pageant, musical entertainment, livestock show and circus.[15]

RecreationEdit

  • The Scenic Knolls Golf Course is a 9-hole course that opened in 1993. The course includes 3,476 yards of golf.[16][17]
  • Public Swimming Pool at 2012 17th Street.[16]

HighwaysEdit

  •   U.S. Highway 26 - east-west route through Mitchell (Broadway St.)
  •   N-29 - Nebraska Route 29 - north-south route in Mitchell (19th Avenue)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mitchell Nebraska". City-Data.com. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "City Government". City of Mitchell website. Page last updated 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
  3. ^ Scotts Bluff County—Election Results. Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine Scotts Bluff County Nebraska website. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
  4. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 12, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  6. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Mitchell, Scotts Bluff County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  9. ^ "FORT MITCHELL, 1864-1867". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  10. ^ "Profile for Mitchell, Nebraska, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  12. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  13. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Archived from the original on November 20, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  14. ^ "Mitchell Public Schools". Mitchell Public Schools. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  15. ^ "Scotts Bluff County Fair". Scotts Bluff County Fair. Archived from the original on January 14, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  16. ^ a b "City of Michell Nebraska". City of Mitchell Nebraska. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  17. ^ "Scenic Knolls Golf Course". golflink.com. Retrieved October 22, 2012.

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