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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    C
  4. Good for Families
    B-
  5. Diversity
    C+
  6. Jobs
    C+
  7. Weather
    B
  8. Cost of Living
    A-
  9. Health & Fitness
    B-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    C+
Mitchell County is located in North Carolina with a population of 15,040. In Mitchell County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Mitchell County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Mitchell County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$591
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    47.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    47.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,718.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Mitchell County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,186
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Mitchell County

Mitchell County Reviews

1 review
Small town, bible belt community. Although there are some good and bad parts, overall there are better places to live. The place is beautiful during summer and fall but not nice during winter. Schools aren't great, it's affordable but no jobs here.
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