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Mitchell
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Coordinates: 38°45′50″N 90°04′55″W / 38.76389°N 90.08194°W / 38.76389; -90.08194Coordinates: 38°45′50″N 90°04′55″W / 38.76389°N 90.08194°W / 38.76389; -90.08194
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Area
 • Total 0.588 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Land 0.588 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,356
 • Density 2,306.1/sq mi (890.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Postal code
62040
Area code(s) 618

Mitchell is an unincorporated census-designated place in Madison County, Illinois, United States. Mitchell is located at the junction of Interstate 270 and Illinois Route 203, part of former U.S. Route 66, approximately twenty miles (32 km) north of East St. Louis, and is part of the Metro East region of greater St. Louis. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,356.

Neighboring towns include Granite City, Pontoon Beach, Edwardsville, and Hartford. A few years ago, Mitchell tried to become an independent city, but that vote was never allowed because of court challenges from nearby communities.

The lone school in the town is Mitchell School and its mascot is the Bulldog. Near town to the east is the Gateway Commercial Business Center, a place of trucking companies and more. Also located in Mitchell is the Luna Cafe, a historic landmark along old Route 66.

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