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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
Mission is a town in Texas with a population of 83,042. Mission is in Hidalgo County. Living in Mission offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mission there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mission and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Mission are above average.
About Mission...
Population
83,042

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$102,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Mission Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    48.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    273.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,011.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    87.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%

Working in Mission

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,792
National
$55,322
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The City of Mission is a great place to live and do business! Located along the U.S./Mexico border, Mission is part of one of the fastest growing MSAs in the country. It has experienced tremendous growth in population, business development and its economy in recent years. Come enjoy the warm weather and rapid growth Mission, Texas has to offer. It’s the perfect place to do business or raise a family.
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Mission has so many places to experience wonderful Mexican foods that represent the Mexican culture. Most places in Mission have magnificent hiking views, festival, and historical event. In Mission, the community is really outgoing, respectful, and kind. If the need for help they will help you without a doubt. Many people don't know about Mission, because is a really small town that doesn't cause many troubles. The school around this community are really against any kind of bullying or harmful events that have happened recently these past months. Getting to know Mission is simple because of how small this town is from other places.
I've been living in Mission, Texas for my whole life. It is a very friendly and welcoming community. The neighborhood I currently live in is located in the oldest parts of Mission. My grandparents lived there, and my grandma always has stories to tell my family about her early life in Mission when it was still a very small town. Since we live close to the U.S.-Mexican border, there are many Hispanics, including myself, living in the area. While this helps with not feeling like a stranger and with being with people you consider family, it does affect the community since there is not a lot of diversity. This does make it harder for the people who move up north and experience culture shock for the first time. Nevertheless, Mission is a very friendly and safe area in Texas that shows off the Hispanic culture.

P.S. The tacos here are the best.