Mission, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mission, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Mission had a population of 85,482 as of July 1, 2016. Mission ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mission is located at latitude 26.2041 and longitude -98.3252 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mission (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 141 feet.

The City of Mission (GNIS ID: 2411122) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mission is located within Mission Division of Hidalgo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mission population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mission, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 85,482
Population in Households 85,295
Population in Familes 78,580
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density1 2,405
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 25,549
Average Household Size 3.34
Family Households 21,085
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 30,156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,785 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,764 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,607 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $103,870
Average Home Value $147,401


Median Household Income $41,899
Average Household Income $63,174
Per Capita Income $18,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.53% 1.64%
Households 1.5% 1.62%
Families 1.49% 1.57%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mission, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mission to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 42 98th
Population Density1 # 237 87th
Diversity Index2 # 1092 38th
Median Household Income # 983 44th
Per Capita Income # 1239 29th

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