Mission, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mission, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Mission had a population of 87,972 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Mission, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 87,972
Daytime Population: Workers 24,689
Daytime Population: Residents 56,344
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 81,033
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 87,784
Population in Familes 80,884
Population in Group Qrtrs 188
Population Density2 2,475
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $43,995
Average Household Income $66,226
Per Capita Income $19,700


Total Housing Units 30,777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,272 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,920 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,585 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $113,934
Average Home Value $158,094


Total Households 26,192
Average Household Size 3.35
Family Households 21,639
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.72% 1.65%
Households 1.64% 1.6%
Families 1.65% 1.56%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

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, 2017 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 Density # 233 87th
Diversity Index # 1111 37th
Median Household Income # 986 44th
Per Capita Income # 1240 29th

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