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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population82,200
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+29,250
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,454
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,837
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,658

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,866
% Above Poverty Level76%
% Below Poverty Level24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone16.6%
Median Gross Rent$772
Median House Value$97,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)86%
German2.3%
English1.2%
Irish0.8%
Dutch0.5%
Italian0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Polish0.4%
Arab0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Mission Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hidalgo County
Standard Zip Codes78572, 78573, 78574
Phone Area Codes956
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude26.21
Approximate Longitude-98.31

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)

StationMISSION 4 W
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp48 to 70 F
Apr Temp64 to 87 F
Jul Temp75 to 98 F
Oct Temp64 to 87 F
Annual Precip22.1 inches
StationMCALLEN
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp48 to 69 F
Apr Temp64 to 85 F
Jul Temp75 to 96 F
Oct Temp65 to 86 F
Annual Precip22.6 inches
StationHARLINGEN
Distance40.9 miles
Jan Temp48 to 69 F
Apr Temp64 to 84 F
Jul Temp74 to 95 F
Oct Temp64 to 85 F
Annual Precip28.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alton15,581$32,105
Granjeno334$64,531
McAllen138,475$50,184
Palmhurst2,654$87,850
Palmview5,644$39,107
Penitas4,728$37,034

Mission Public Libraries

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

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Mission Hospitals

Mission Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
900 South Bryan Road

Mission Public Schools

Ann Richards Middle
7005 Ann Richards Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 519-5710
Middle
Total Enrollment 938
B L Gray J H
4400 S Glasscock Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-5333
Middle
Total Enrollment 798
Bryan El
1300 Elm Dr
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 689
Castro El
200 S Mayberry
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Cesar Chavez Middle
78 Showers Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-6182
Middle
Total Enrollment 843
Diaz-villarreal El
5543 La Homa Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-6170
Primary
Total Enrollment 760
Dr Americo Paredes El
5301 Bentsen Palm Dr
ZIP: 78572
(956) 584-0871
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Dr Maria Palmira Mendiola El
6401 N Abram Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-8310
Primary
Total Enrollment 707
E B Reyna El
900 E Veterans Blvd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-5975
Primary
Total Enrollment 722
Eligio Kika De La Garza El
5441 La Homa Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Emiliano Zapata El
9100 N La Homa
ZIP: 78572
(956) 519-5760
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Excellence In Leadership Academy
915 W Expy 83
ZIP: 78572
(956) 424-9504
Primary
Total Enrollment 185
Guillermo Flores El
1913 Roque Salinas
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Harry Shimotsu El
3101 San Mateo St
ZIP: 78572
(956) 583-5643
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
Henry B Gonzalez El
3912 E Expy 83
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-8870
Primary
Total Enrollment 597
Hidalgo Co J J A E P
1201 Bryce Dr
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-5500
High
Total Enrollment 1
Idea Academy Mission
1600 S Schuerbach Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 583-8315
Primary
Total Enrollment 722
Idea College Preparatory Mission
1600 S Schuerbach Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 583-8315
Other
Total Enrollment 778
Ignite Public Sch And Comm Serv Ctr At Mission
1352 E First St Ste A
ZIP: 78572
(956) 519-2227
Other
Total Enrollment 253
Irene M Garcia Middle
933 Paula Dr
ZIP: 78572
(956) 584-0800
Middle
Total Enrollment 811
Jose De Escandon El
700 N Schuebach Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-6132
Primary
Total Enrollment 719
La Joya Palmview H S
3901 N La Homa Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 519-5779
High
Total Enrollment 2117
Leal El
318 S Los Ebanos Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Leo J Leo El
1625 Roque Salinas
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-6030
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Lloyd M Bentsen El
3301 W Mile 3
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-9801
Primary
Total Enrollment 740
Marcell El
1101 N Holland
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Memorial Middle
2610 N Moorefield Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-6087
Other
Total Enrollment 718
Mission Collegiate H S
1201 Bryce Dr
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-6120
Other
Total Enrollment 323
Mission H S
1802 W 18th St
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-5700
High
Total Enrollment 1909
Mission J H
415 E 14th St
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 920
Mission Options Academy
407 E 3rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-3960
High
Total Enrollment 146
Narciso Cavazos
4563 Minnesota Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-8850
Primary
Total Enrollment 594
Ollie O'grady El
810 W Griffin Pkwy
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Patricio Perez El
4431 Minnesota Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-8830
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Pearson El
315 Holland Ave
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Premier H S Of Mission
1203 St Claire St
ZIP: 78572
(956) 607-9636
High
Total Enrollment 154
Romulo D Martinez El
2571 E 4th St
ZIP: 78572
(956) 584-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 666
Roosevelt Alternative School
407 E 3rd St
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-3900
Other
Total Enrollment 28
Ruben Hinojosa El
4205 Los Indios Pkwy
ZIP: 78572
(956) 584-4990
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Sharyland Advanced Academic Academy
1106 N Shary Rd Bldg A
ZIP: 78572
(956) 584-6467
Other
Total Enrollment 125
Sharyland H S
1106 N Shary Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-5300
High
Total Enrollment 1789
Sharyland Pioneer H S
6 1/2 Mile N Shary Rd
ZIP: 78572
(956) 580-5200
High
Total Enrollment 1374
White J H
1101 W Griffin Pkwy
ZIP: 78572
(956) 323-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 877
Salinas El
10820 N Conway Ave
ZIP: 78573
(956) 323-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Elodia R Chapa El
5670 Doffing Rd
ZIP: 78574
(956) 580-6150
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Enrique Kiki Camarena El
2612 N Moorefield Rd
ZIP: 78574
(956) 584-0827
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
Evangelina Garza El
8731 N Doffing Rd
ZIP: 78574
(956) 584-6370
Primary
Total Enrollment 771
Hilda C Escobar/alicia C Rios El
3505 N Trosper Rd
ZIP: 78574
(956) 323-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
John H Shary El
2300 N Glasscock Rd
ZIP: 78574
(956) 580-5282
Primary
Total Enrollment 751
Juan De Dios Salinas Middle
6101 N Bentsen Palm Dr
ZIP: 78574
(956) 584-6355
Middle
Total Enrollment 851
Juan Seguin El
8500 N Western Rd
ZIP: 78574
(956) 580-8511
Primary
Total Enrollment 860
Juarez-lincoln H S
7801 W Mile 7 Rd
ZIP: 78574
(956) 519-4150
High
Total Enrollment 2357
Mims El
200 E Two Mile Rd
ZIP: 78574
(956) 323-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Veterans Memorial H S
700 E Two Mile Rd
ZIP: 78574
(956) 323-3000
High
Total Enrollment 1849

Mission Private Schools

Instituto Bilingue San Jose
1605 E Expressway 83
ZIP: 78572
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic School
611 N Dunlap Ave
ZIP: 78572
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
The Fun Of Learning Montessori Center
7 1/4 N Shary Rd
ZIP: 78573
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Agape Christian School
1401 E 24th St
ZIP: 78574
Elementary
Total Enrollment 133
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