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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.


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Median household income
Local
$30,647
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mission demographic reports
Mission is in the Rio Grande Valley
Established by Oblate Fathers in 1824
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 58. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: Texas Ruby Red grapefruit
Well-known residents have included:
· Tom Landry, football coach
Local festivals include:
  • Texas Citrus Fiesta - Jan. 13-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mission web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission Nature Park, Anzalduas Park
Historic sites and museums: Shary Estate
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 68

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mission was $12,796, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Mission residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Mission include La Lomita Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mission, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $852.


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Libraries in Mission include Speer Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mission include Mission Progress Times

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Hidalgo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mission political report.

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Traffic

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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