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"Home of the Grapefruit"
Mission is a city in Hidalgo County, in the McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr metro area.
The latitude of Mission is 26.215N. The longitude is -98.325W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 141 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 54,619.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mission demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hidalgo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, McAllen area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78503 ZIP code.
5% of Mission residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mission ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mission was $12,796, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Mission residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Mission include La Lomita Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Mission, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $852.
Libraries in Mission include Speer Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Mission include Mission Progress Times
Hidalgo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mission political report.
The average commute time for Mission workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mission between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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