Mitchellville, Iowa

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Mitchellville is a city in Polk and Jasper counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 1,715 at the 2000 census.

The Polk County portion of Mitchellville is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Jasper County portion is part of the Newton Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The Iowa Correctional Institution for Women is located in Mitchellville.



Mitchellville was founded by Thomas Mitchell in 1856 and it incorporated as a city on September 30, 1875. Mitchell's farm was later purchased by Polk County, becoming Thomas Mitchell Park.[1]


Mitchellville is located at 41°40′2″N 93°21′37″W / 41.66722°N 93.36028°W / 41.66722; -93.36028 (41.667115, -93.360152)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,715 people, 650 households, and 455 families residing in the city. The population density was 746.4 people per square mile (287.9/km²). There were 675 housing units at an average density of 293.8/sq mi (113.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.49% White, 0.29% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

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