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Mitchell County, NC
The county was named for Dr. Elisha Mitchell, a professor at the University of North Carolina who died exploring Mt. Mitchell

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The estimated population in 2004 was 15,850. This was an increase of  1.04% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
Local
$30,508
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mitchell County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Mitchell County was $20,028. This was an increase of 13.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 65% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Bakersville

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10% of Mitchell County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mitchell County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Mitchell County include Bad Creek Cemetery, Bailey Cemetery, Bailey Cemetery, Bakersville Cemetery, Blalock Cemetery, Blevins Cemetery, Buchanan Cemetery, Buchanan Cemetery, Buchanan Cemetery, Buchanan Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Mitchell County include Bakersville, Little Switzerland, Spruce Pine ... View communities

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Colleges in Mitchell County include Mayland Community College ... View colleges

School districts in Mitchell County include Mitchell County Schools ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries in Mitchell County include Mitchell County Library, Spruce Pine Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mitchell County include Mitchell News-Journal ... View newspapers

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Mitchell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mitchell County political report.

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