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A+ Mission Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A+ Mission Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% lower than Texas
7525% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mission cost of living
B+ Mission Crime Total crime is 17% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,48810% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4110% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Mission crime
F Mission Employment Household income is 21% lower than Texas
Median household income
$43,48021% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,58638% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%19% higher than the US average
Mission employment
F Mission Housing Home value is 32% lower than Texas
Median home value
$97,00047% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$77219% lower than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
Mission real estate or Mission rentals
B Mission Schools HS graduation rate is 13% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
68%18% lower than the US average
School test scores
74%50% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% higher than the US average
Mission K-12 schools or Mission colleges

Living in Mission, TX

Mission, Texas is a mid-sized city with a population of 82,200 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Mission is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Mission are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 79% of the population also speak Spanish. Mission tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 31 is far below the national average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Mission might be a good fit as 73% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 44% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Mission, Texas. With useful information like cost of living, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Mission and in the areas around Mission is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 82/100, Mission is ranked #1,057 in the United States and #266 in Texas. Based on this score, Mission would be considered a very livable city! Mission is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that Mission ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (B), cost of living (A+), weather (A) and education (B). Mission does not do well for the following: employment (F) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Mission, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, National Butterfly Center, and World Birding Center.

Cost of living can have a huge effect on what’s left in your wallet at the end of each month. From housing costs to health care, it is important to know that the place you call home is also an affordable place to live. In Mission, the cost of living is 24.62% less than the national average, which means that after paying those bills, there might actually be a little something left over!

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Mission has a violent crime rate of 116 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

The average school test scores in Mission are 74%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Mission. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Mission are affordable. Median real estate prices in Mission come in at $97,000, which is 32% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Mission, the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 15.4% lower than the Texas average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Mission area were 5.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 3.7%.

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Memories of Living In Mission, Texas

I had lived in Mission, Texas for a few years before relocating to Seattle. Mission has a rich history rife with many attractions, restaurants, night clubs, golf courses and entertainment. I used to love visiting the Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park, Rio Grande Valley, Mission Historical Museum and the City of Mission Museum. There is a nice array of culture, arts and diversity in Mission. For a small city, Mission excels in it's community-driven atmosphere that thrives on it's education and socio-economic atmosphere that is both engaging and ever-growing. The best thing about Mission is that you can make of it what you want. It can be a rich small city with diversity or a city that doesn't satisfy your needs. It's a city that truly is dependent upon the person living there to make the best of it.

Whether you are alone, as a couple or with a family there is plenty to do and so much to enjoy seeing if you live in Mission. Mission is also a really great city to conduct business in as well as start a family. There is a kind of quality of life in Mission, Texas that makes it both comfortable and relaxing. That's if you can stand the southern desert heat! Each year, Mission has continued to grow it's city parks, streets and neighborhoods. It is a community of living that continues to thrive and flourish, despite it being a rather small city. The major fallback to living in Mission is that it is not a major city. Therefore, if you crave a lot of activity and consistency of a bustling large city, Mission is not for you. But, if you crave a smaller city with many activities to do, great food, warm climate, and above all charming people, Mission is a beautiful place to settle in and move to.
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Source: The Mission, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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