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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 9,481
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,767
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53%
Median Earnings25+ $41,780
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,788
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,673

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,688
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 45.3%
Median Gross Rent $850
Median House Value $151,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.7%
Irish 16.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
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
Station INDEPENDENCE
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
Station SMITHVILLE LAKE
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Fairway 3,964 $124,929
Merriam 11,232 $71,328
Mission Hills 3,572 $249,844
Roeland Park 6,819 $81,171

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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