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Mitchell, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Mitchell had a population of 121 as of July 1, 2017. Mitchell ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mitchell is located at latitude 44.5736 and longitude -120.1528 in Wheeler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mitchell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wheeler County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,799 feet.

The City of Mitchell (GNIS ID: 2411126) 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.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mitchell is located within Mitchell Division of Wheeler 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, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 121
Daytime Population: Workers 53
Daytime Population: Residents 69
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 122
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 120
Population in Familes 96
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 96
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $33,542
Average Household Income $46,418
Per Capita Income $20,757


Total Housing Units 80 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (28.7%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $248,649


Total Households 57
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 37
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 -0.98% -1.01%
Households -0.93% -1.08%
Families -0.72% -1.11%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Mitchell, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mitchell to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon 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 # 351 7th
Population Density # 347 8th
Diversity Index # 289 24th
Median Household Income # 356 6th
Per Capita Income # 312 18th

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