Mission Hills, Kansas

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Mission Hills, Kansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Mission Hills Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Mission Hills College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Mission Hills Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Mission Hills Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Mission Hills People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Mission Hills Well-Paid Single Women
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Mission Hills Low Property Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Mission Hills Short Commute Times
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Mission Hills Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Mission Hills, Kansas

Comparing Mission Hills 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 Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 10 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 6 5
Racial Diversity 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 10
Low Violent Crime 9 9

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Mission Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 6 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri
County Johnson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 66208
Phone Area Codes 913
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.017
Longitude -94.616

Mission Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.9 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 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 25.5 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 Hills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,593 100%
Male 1,784 49.7%
Female 1,809 50.3%
Under 18 1,063 29.6%
18+ 2,530 70.4%
65+ 602 16.8%
Median Age 44.6
Average Family Size 3.06
White 3,529 98.2%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 31 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 6 0.2%
Mixed Race 23 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 39 1.1%

Estimated Mission Hills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,523
Growth -70
Growth % -1.9%

Mission Hills 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
English 25.2%
German 21.4%
Irish 13.4%
US/American 7.1%
Scottish 3.6%
Russian 3.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
Swedish 2.8%
Norwegian 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2%
Italian 1.7%
European 1.6%
Welsh 1.4%
Lithuanian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Czech 1.2%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Polish 0.9%
Swiss 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Northern European 0.5%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
British 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
Other Arab 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Kenyan 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Overland (66208)
Shawnee Mission (66208)

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 Hills 3,593 $200,001
Countryside 295 $88,029
Fairway 3,952 $97,163
Mission Woods 165 $181,456
Roeland Park 6,817 $61,750
Westwood 1,533 $66,765
Westwood Hills 378 $108,732
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