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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  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 82,200. Mission is in Hidalgo County. Living in Mission offers residents a 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$772
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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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
    52
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    47
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    424
    500
  • Theft
    2,023
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,480
National
$55,322
Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%
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Mission Reviews

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People are overall friendly and the city has many nice events. There is no fear for the cops protect the city and are very much around all the time. Many neighborhoods have police officers living there, for example my neighborhood, we have police officers, retired police officers and teachers as well!
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Mission is a very friendly and nice place to live. The area has continued to grow over the last 15 years that I have been a resident here. Despite being close to the boarder and all the rumors on the national news, the Rio Grande Valley is a nice place to live. It is not over run with illegal immigrants and it is very safe. It has a ton of options for restaurants and shopping centers as well as the beach that is an hour drive away. A majority of the public schools are highly recommended. Currently, the education level of the population is low but it is steadily increasing as affordable college becomes more readily available. Unfortunately, the health of the population is not very good. The Mexican food is authentic and irresistible thus causing a majority of the people to be obese and unhealthy. I am also starting to see a shift in this arena as well. More and more fitness centers are opening, along with healthier food options being offered at restaurants.
I have lived in Mission, Tx since I was little. Growing up in the city of Mission has been an amazing experience due to the safety of the neighborhood. I used to walk with my mother to school every morning and afternoon when I assisted J. Castro Elementary which is located in the center of the city. Never had I ever felt scared nor threatened because the streets where very calm and the people were friendly. All the stores are close by therefore you can just walk to your nearest store and be there in a few minutes. Mission has brought me many memories such as the annual parade where the whole city comes together. The parks on the weekend get full of families enjoying either a barbeque or simply spending time with their loved ones. I grew up in the City of Mission and although I moved for some months I had to come back due to the awsome experience that I have lived.