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Overview

Introduction to Mission, Texas

Mission, Texas, in Hidalgo county, is 6 miles W of McAllen, Texas (center to center) and 123 miles SW of Corpus Christi, Texas. The people of the city are in the McAllen - Edinburg - Mission metropolitan area.

Mission History

The area now known as Mission was originally inhabited by the Coahuiltecans Indians. Over 200 years ago, it was settled in by the Spanish. However, development began only in the early 1900s. A railway station was established in the city by the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1908. The city was also founded that year and named after the La Lomita Mission. Citrus was first planted in this part of the Rio Grande Valley and has led to a multi-million dollar business today.

Mission and nearby Attractions

  • Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
  • Shary Estate
  • Mission Nature Park
  • Anzalduas Park
  • City of Mission Museum
  • International Museum of Art & Science

Things To Do In Mission

The city of Mission is home to Mission Nature Park and Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. Some of the local parks are Astroland Park, Lopez Park, Nelle Tolle Park, Rotary Park, and McKinney Park. The city also has two pools, the Mayberry and Northside Pools. The Shary Municipal Golf Course, one of the top 25 Municipal Golf Courses of Texas, offers a 27-hole golf course. The Santa Ana National Wilflife Refuge is also nearby.

Mission Transportation

McAllen Miller International Airport is close by.

Mission Higher Education

South Texas Community College and The University of Texas-Pan American are the nearby institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population 81,573
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 29,224
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 56.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.8%
Median Earnings25+ $27,427
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,122
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,281

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,701
% Above Poverty Level 74%
% Below Poverty Level 26%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.4%
Median Gross Rent $734
Median House Value $96,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 85.2%
US/American 0%
English 1.9%
Irish 1.1%

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

Mission Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of McAllen, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles SW of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Hidalgo
Metro Area McAllen - Edinburg - Mission
Standard Zip Codes 78572, 78574
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78573
Phone Area Codes 956
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.215
Longitude -98.325

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 MISSION 4 W
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 70 F
Apr Temp 64 to 87 F
Jul Temp 75 to 98 F
Oct Temp 64 to 87 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Station MCALLEN
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 85 F
Jul Temp 75 to 96 F
Oct Temp 65 to 86 F
Annual Precip 22.6 inches
Station HARLINGEN
Distance 40.9 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 84 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Abram (78572)

Chihuahua (78572)

Madero (78572)

Perezville (78572)

Sharyland (78572)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alton 15,092 $28,758
Granjeno 288 $64,000

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

Mission Public Libraries

Library
Speer Memorial Library
801 E 12TH ST
Mission, Texas
(956) 580-8750
Library Web Site

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Mission Hospitals

MISSION REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
900 SOUTH BRYAN ROAD
(956) 580-9000
Emergency Service: No

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Mission High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SHARYLAND H S
1106 N SHARY RD
956-580-5300
A Title I School.
Serves 1,923 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

MISSION H S
1201 BRYCE DR
956-580-5700
A Title I School.
Serves 1,737 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
1201 BRYCE DR
956-580-5860
A Title I School.
Serves 1,559 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

ONE STOP MULTISERVICE
115 S MAYBERRY RD
956-380-6616
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 269 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 33.6

ONE STOP MULTISERVICE
115 S MAYBERRY RD
956-969-2600
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 221 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 31.6

ONE STOP MULTISERVICE H S
115 S MAYBERRY RD
956-519-2227
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 165 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.5

SHARYLAND ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION S
1106 N SHARY RD
956-580-5200
A Non-traditional School
Serves 14 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

HIDALGO CO J J A E P
1201 BRYCE DR
956-580-5500
A Non-traditional School
Serves 8 students.

HIDALGO COUNTY J J A E P
1106 N SHARY RD
956-380-3837
A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.

ALTER SCH
1201 BRYCE DR
956-580-5624
A Non-traditional School

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