Mission, Kansas

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Mission, Kansas

Introduction to Mission, Kansas

Mission, Kansas, in Johnson county, is is 3 miles N of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 6 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The people of the city are in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Mission has a population of 9,727.

Mission History

Mission is a city in Johnson County, Kansas. Located in the suburbs of Kansas City metro, this first - tier city was a resting stop for wagons moving westward to Fe Trailin the 19th century. Originally called Mission Hill Acres, the city area was owned as a homestead by the Breyfogel family. They divided the city area into numerous plots and finally sold them in the early 20th century. Mission started evolving after 1920 and by 1928 business was booming in the area.

Mission and nearby Attractions

  • Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio
  • Clinton State Park
  • Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
  • Swope Memorial Golf Course
  • Hallbrook Country Club

Things To Do In Mission

Strolling around the Clinton State Park can be a pleasant experience. The park also offers facilities for boating, fishing, swimming, and camping. Tourists can also visit the Truman Farm House, which has been preserved as a part of Harry S. Truman National Historic Site. The rolling green of Swope Memorial Golf Course is a natural carpet and is an ideal destination for the golf enthusiasts. One can also try the local delicacies at the Sushi House and Teller’s Restaurant.

Mission Transportation

Air transport is available at Kansas City International Airport.

Mission Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by Park University, University of Missouri - Kansas City, University of Saint Mary, and Johnson County Community College.

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High Points

Mission strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Mission Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Mission Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Mission College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 7% Mission Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 7% Mission Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 9% Mission People in Middle Class or Better
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 12% Mission Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Mission, Kansas

Comparing Mission to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 7 9
Senior Citizens 6 4
Age of the Population 4 3
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 10
Median Family Income 7 10
People Above Poverty 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 5
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 2
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Affordability of Rents 4 1

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Mission Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 6 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri
County Johnson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 66202, 66205
P.O. Box Zip Codes 66201, 66222
Phone Area Codes 913
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.027
Longitude -94.655

Mission Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
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Mission Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,727 100%
Male 4,576 47%
Female 5,151 53%
Under 18 1,568 16.1%
18+ 8,159 83.9%
65+ 1,449 14.9%
Median Age 34.7
Average Family Size 2.7
White 8,652 88.9%
African-American 368 3.8%
Asian 268 2.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 32 0.3%
Other 197 2%
Mixed Race 209 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 478 4.9%

Estimated Mission Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,751
Growth 24
Growth % 0.2%

Mission Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 25.6%
English 13.5%
Irish 12.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 7.2%
Polish 3.2%
Italian 2.2%
Dutch 2%
Scottish 2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
European 1.9%
Danish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Croatian 1.6%
African 1.4%
Swedish 1.4%
Russian 1.3%
Norwegian 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Greek 0.6%
Belgian 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.5%
British 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mission, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Overland (66202)
Shawnee Mission (66201, 66202, 66205, 66222)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mission 9,727 $59,328
Countryside 295 $88,029
Fairway 3,952 $97,163
Merriam 11,008 $54,639
Mission Hills 3,593 $200,001
Roeland Park 6,817 $61,750
Westwood 1,533 $66,765
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