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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Mission is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 9,437. Mission is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Mission offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Mission there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Mission and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Mission are highly rated.
About Mission...
Population
9,437

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$944
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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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
    199.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    125.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    378
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,391.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    577.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    24%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Mission

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,875
National
$55,322
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Mission Reviews

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I enjoy living in mission, Kansas because I have a lot of resources at my finger tips. Within the time frame of five minutes, depending on what I want to do, I am able to go grocery shopping, post office, or eat out at the wonderful local restaurants. This of course is a great time saver to of set my commute to school, which takes me anywhere between forty-five to an hour depending on traffic, overall this takes two and a half to three hours of my day which I could have spent studying or doing something else useful. Therefore living in mission is a great thing because for everything else besides school usually doesn't take any time away from my day. Another great reason why I like living in Mission is because there are wonderful parks to go for walks at. It goes without saying that there are plenty of people that you can see on a sunny day exercising, this meaning that the community is very active.
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Mission is becoming the Independence of Johnson county. Neighbors are getting worse, barking dogs, not keeping up houses/lots, general lack of respect for other's privacy and peace. The local law enforcement is only concerned about speeding tickets in school zones, and won't respond to nuisance or other city ordinance violations. Fewer and fewer decent places to eat or go for entertainment as more and more chain fast food joints move in, and big box stores. If considering Mission, do yourself a favor and go elsewhere in JoCo, Mission is quickly turning into a revolving door of renters, failing to maintain homes, parks, streets, irresponsible pet owners, and low class idiots.
I've only lived here for a couple months, but I'm really impressed by the location and how central it is to most of my commutes. I love the variety of shopping and restaurant options near my place. And it's simply a well kept, beautiful area.