Mitchellville, Tennessee

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Mitchellville, Tennessee
Buildings along Church Street
Buildings along Church Street
Location of Mitchellville, Tennessee
Location of Mitchellville, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°37′58″N 86°32′21″W / 36.63278°N 86.53917°W / 36.63278; -86.53917Coordinates: 36°37′58″N 86°32′21″W / 36.63278°N 86.53917°W / 36.63278; -86.53917
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Sumner
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 778 ft (237 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 189
 • Density 398.8/sq mi (154.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 37119
Area code(s) 615
FIPS code 47-49460[1]
GNIS feature ID 1306760[2]

Mitchellville is a city in Sumner County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 189 at the 2010 census, down from 207 in 2000.


Mitchellville began with the establishment of a 200-acre (81 ha) farm by Ezekiel Marshall in 1814. The community that developed around the farm was originally known as Mitchell's Cross Roads after Hiram Mitchell, who owned land near the intersection of two early roads. With the arrival of the railroad in 1859, the name of the community was changed to Mitchellville Station. The city incorporated in 1909, and thrived as a railroad stop throughout the first half of the 20th century. The city began to decline as rail traffic decreased in the 1950s, however, and never fully recovered from a destructive tornado in 1955.[3]


Mitchellville is located at 36°37′58″N 86°32′21″W / 36.63278°N 86.53917°W / 36.63278; -86.53917 (36.632783, -86.539198).[4] The city lies in north-central Tennessee, just east of the point where Sumner County, Tennessee, Robertson County, Tennessee, and Simpson County, Kentucky, meet. State Route 259 traverses Mitchellville east-to-west. To the west of the city, this highway intersects State Route 109, which connects the area to Portland, Tennessee, to the south, and U.S. Route 31W, which connects the area with Franklin, Kentucky, to the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 161
1930 203 26.1%
1940 216 6.4%
1950 202 −6.5%
1960 184 −8.9%
1970 177 −3.8%
1980 209 18.1%
1990 193 −7.7%
2000 207 7.3%
2010 189 −8.7%
Est. 2015 200 [5] 5.8%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 207 people, 75 households, and 54 families residing in the city. The population density was 398.8 people per square mile (153.7/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 159.9 per square mile (61.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.72% White, 3.86% African American, 0.97% Native American, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.93% of the population.

There were 75 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 115.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,813, and the median income for a family was $40,313. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,151. About 17.0% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.3% of those sixty five or over.


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