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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,490
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+5,849
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married38.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.3%
Median Earnings25+$41,621
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,553
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,653

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,222
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone45.2%
Median Gross Rent$871
Median House Value$154,100

Ancestry

German31.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.3%
Irish16.8%
English13.2%
French Except Basque3.3%
Italian2.9%
Scottish2.8%
Polish2.7%
African2.3%
Nigerian2.2%
Swedish1.5%
Norwegian1.3%
Croatian1%
Czech0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Russian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Arab0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Mission Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnson County
Standard Zip Codes66205, 66202
P.O. Box Zip Codes66222, 66201
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.9
Approximate Longitude-94.68

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)

StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationSMITHVILLE LAKE
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairway3,964$136,838
Merriam11,248$70,917
Mission Hills3,582$250
Roeland Park6,816$73,053
Westwood1,747$108,542
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