Mitchell County (Iowa)

The Mitchell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. In the census in 2010, the County had 10,776 inhabitants and a population density of 8.9 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Osage, named after Orrin Sage an early patron of the city.


The County is located in northeastern Iowa, bordered to the north Minnesota and has an area of 1,216 square kilometers, of which one square kilometers of water surface. It borders the following Nachbarcountys:


The Mitchell County was formed in 1851 from parts of the former Chickasaw County. It was named after John Mitchel (1815-1875), an Irish patriot.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Mitchell County 10,776 people in 4,186 households. The population density was 8.9 people per square kilometer.

The racial the population was composed of 98.6 percent white, 0.2 percent African American, 0.1 percent Native American, 0.3 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 0.5 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 1.0 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the 4,186 households lived statistically 2.51 per person.

24.7 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 53.6 percent were between 18 and 64 and 21.7 percent were 65 years or older. 50.7 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 46,684. The per capita income was $ 22,622. 9.0 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Mitchell County


  • Carpenter
  • Mc Intire
  • Mitchell
  • Orchard
  • Osage
  • Riceville1
  • Saint Ansgar
  • Stacyville

Unincorporated communities

  • Little Cedar
  • Meltonville
  • Meroa
  • Meyer
  • New Haven
  • Otranto
  • Rock Creek
  • Toeterville

1 - partially in Howard County


The Mitchell County is divided into 16 townships:

  • Burr Oak Township
  • Cedar Township
  • Douglas Township
  • East Lincoln Township
  • Jenkins Township
  • Liberty Township
  • Mitchell Township
  • Newburg Township
  • Osage Township
  • Otranto Township
  • Skirt Township
  • St. Ansgar Township
  • Stacyville Township
  • Union Township
  • Wayne Township
  • West Lincoln Township