Mission is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 77,058 at the 2010 census and an estimated 84,827 in 2018. Mission is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas.
Mission is in southern Hidalgo County at 26°12′41″N 98°19′17″W / 26.21139°N 98.32139°W / 26.21139; -98.32139 (26.211402, -98.321277). It is bordered to the east by McAllen, the largest city in the county, to the north by Palmhurst, to the west by Palmview, and to the south by the Mexico–United States border along the Rio Grande.
The Interstate 2/U.S. Route 83 freeway passes through Mission, south of the center of town. The highway leads east 5 miles (8 km) to downtown McAllen and 41 miles (66 km) to Harlingen. Interstate 2 ends 7 miles (11 km) west of Mission; US 83 leads west 34 miles (55 km) to Rio Grande City.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Mission has a total area of 34.1 square miles (88.2 km), of which 34.0 square miles (88.0 km) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km), or 0.20%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 45,408 people, 13,766 households, and 11,384 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,881.9 people per square mile (726.6/km²). There were 17,723 housing units at an average density of 734.5 per square mile (283.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.63% White, 0.37% African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.63% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 18.64% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 81.03% of the population.
There were 13,766 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.29 and the average family size was 3.68.
In the city, the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,647, and the median income for a family was $33,465. Males had a median income of $25,710 versus $20,718 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,796. About 22.6% of families and 26.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.4% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.
The United States Postal Service operates in the city of Mission. Local zip codes include 78571, 78572, 78573, and 78574.
Mission Texas neighborhoods include: 1st and Holland, 4mile/Taylor, Aladdin Villas, Alta Vista, Bentsen Palm, Brentwood, Briarwood, Business Hwy 83, Cimarron, Citrus City, Colorado – Taylor, Conway, Crisantema – Ramirez, Del Oro Estates, Diamondbacks, Dream Valley, Dublin Estates, E 19th St/Village Dr, East Frontage, Enamorados, Falcon Crest, Garden Estates, Girasol Estates, Leal, Leisure-Hidden-Golf View-Enchanted, Leonor – Los Ebanos, Los Encinos, Mayberry, Monaco, North Holland St., North Inspiration, Palmhurst, Palmview 55, Plantation II, Sasktek, Schuerbach, Shary Heights, Sharyland Plantation, Shary Municipal Golf Course, Shary Palms, Sommerset, Stewert Plaza, Stoneridge Estates, Taurus Estates, Tulipan/Crisantema, Villa De Roma, Villa Valencia