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Life in Mitchell County

A place where entrepreneurs can succeed and everyone has an opportunity to reach their potential. From quality education and healthcare to community vitality and top notch recreational opportunities - there is everything you need to live happily.

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A strong Community

Living in Mitchell County

Mitchell County is one of the healthiest and safest places to live and raise a family. It is coveted for safe neighborhoods, wide-open opportunities for personal and professional growth, short commutes, lower costs of living and higher standards for school students. Mitchell County's rural setting is clean, free of congested highways, city noise and challenges. In these communities, neighbors visit and work with one another.

Best county to live

Top 30% in United States

Wherever you live or work in Mitchell County, you are part of a community. People here share a consistent commitment to building a better life for everyone by means of mutual partnership, collaboration and cooperation. The Mitchell County Economic Development Commission has grown from that positive reality.

Our rural and small-town residents recognize the many ways that individual and group choices influence one another. They build upon a strong foundation of social responsibility and interpersonal respect to support quality education and athletic programs in our schools, develop productive workplaces, and facilitate active participation in civic groups and local initiatives.

Mitchell County invites you to become a part of our community! We are friends and family working together!

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Mitchell County Recreation

Mitchell County offers some of the best outdoor and indoor recreation available in rural Iowa.  Click the link to find out what our beautiful area has to offer.

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#20 in iowa health Care

Mitchell County Regional Health Center

Mitchell County Regional Health Center exists to serve the people of Mitchell County and the surrounding area by providing patient centered care through "healing partnerships" and a "healing environment."

In 1994, a partnership was formed to create a Physician Hospital Organization (PHO). This partnership includes Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, Mitchell County Regional Health Center and Clinics in Osage, Riceville, and St. Ansgar.

MCRHC is a place where every brick, every room, every hand, and every heart is completely devoted to healing. We're proud of our state of the art health care providers.
For more information check out their website: Mitchell County Regional Health Center (
or visit their facebook page: Mitchell County Regional Health Center | Osage IA | Facebook

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Housing Market

Mitchell County is ranked in the top 8% of ALL counties in the United States as "a best place to buy a home" and it is no wonder why...

Mitchell County is part of an 11 county housing trust fund. There are two great programs available for Mitchell County residents that make it easier to have a home.

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Child Care

Our childcare initiative is dedicated to serving families in Mitchell County, Iowa, and the surrounding areas by fostering nurturing partnerships and creating a supportive environment for children.

Mitchell County has childcare services in key locations throughout Osage, Riceville, Stacyville, and St. Ansgar.

To find more information on the child care centers and providers in our community see: Child Care Resource & Referral - Iowa CCR&R (

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