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Mission, Texas
City
City of Mission
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Location of Mission, Texas
Location of Mission, Texas
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
County Flag of Hidalgo County, Texas.png Hidalgo
Area
 • Total 24.1 sq mi (62.5 km2)
 • Land 24.1 sq mi (62.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 80,452
 • Density 1,881.9/sq mi (726.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 78572-78574
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-48768
GNIS feature ID 1341738
Website MissionTexas.us

Mission is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population was 80,452 in 2012. Mission is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas.

Geography

Mission is located at 26°12′41″N 98°19′17″W / 26.21139°N 98.32139°W / 26.21139; -98.32139 (26.211402, -98.321277).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.1 square miles (62 km2), of which, 24.1 square miles (62 km2) of it is land and 0.04% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 3,847
1930 5,120 33.1%
1940 5,982 16.8%
1950 2,940 −50.9%
1960 14,081 378.9%
1970 13,043 −7.4%
1980 22,589 73.2%
1990 31,100 37.7%
2000 45,408 46.0%
2010 77,058 69.7%
Est. 2015 83,298 8.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

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.

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