Mitchell County, North Carolina

Mitchell County: County in North Carolina, United States

About

Mitchell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,579 and a population density of 27 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 14,881 inhabitants. Its county seat is Bakersville. The county was created 163 years ago in 1860.

Mitchell County locator map
Location of Mitchell County on North Carolina map.

Quick Facts about Mitchell County

Population : 14,881 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Different from : Mitchell County, Mitchell County, Mitchell County, Mitchell County
Area : 575 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.3%
Land as percent of area : 99.7%
Named for : Elisha Mitchell
Capital : Bakersville
Establishment : January 01, 1861
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 12:37:21 (13th April 2024)
Density : 26 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.69% (2010-2020)
Mitchell County Courthouse image
Mitchell County Courthouse
Mitchell County Courthouse image

Geography

Mitchell County is located at 36°0'48"N 82°9'48"W (36.0132900, -82.1634700). It has 3 neighbors: Avery County, Yancey County and Unicoi County.

Mitchell County map

Mitchell County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Mitchell County.

City Name Population Title
Spruce Pine 2,126 Town in North Carolina, United States of America
Richlands 1,718 Town in North Carolina, USA
Bailey 569 Town in Nash County, North Carolina, United States
Bakersville 441 Township in Mitchell County, North Carolina

Mitchell County has 3 neighbours.

  • Bakersville

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Mitchell County decreased by 4.69% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 15,579 - census
2011 15,356 -1.45% estimation process
2012 15,330 -0.17% estimation process
2013 15,282 -0.31% estimation process
2014 15,174 -0.71% estimation process
2015 15,071 -0.68% estimation process
2016 14,996 -0.5% estimation process
2017 14,992 -0.03% estimation process
2018 14,996 0.03% estimation process
2019 14,964 -0.21% estimation process
2020 14,881 -0.56% estimation process

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People born in Mitchell County (2)

People born in Mitchell County, including politician Ralph Hise, physician Nelson Gales Blalock, .

List

Other places with the same name (5)

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