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Mission, Texas

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Welcome to Mission ...

The city of Mission is located in Hidalgo County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Mission has a population of 84,827 people<1> (see below for details).

Mission is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Mission lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Mission: (956)

The ZIP codes for Mission: 78572-78573<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mission had a population of 77,058 people (which is 9.95% of the total population of Hidalgo County). This makes Mission the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Mission represents 0.31% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 77,058 people, the population of Mission increased 69.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 45,408 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Mission had an population of 84,827 people. This is an increase of 10.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 86.81% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mission.

Communities Also Named Mission ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Mission - they are located in Arizona, British Columbia, California (6), Delaware, Idaho, Kansas (4), Michigan (3), Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina (2), Oregon, South Dakota and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mission.

Websites for Mission ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mission. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mission. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mission.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Mission:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mission ...

Looking for more information about Mission? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mission, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mission.

Communities near Mission ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Edinburg   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Mission

Pharr   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Mission

San Juan   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Mission

Alamo   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Mission

Donna   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Mission

Hidalgo   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Mission

Penitas   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Mission

La Joya   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Mission

Sullivan City   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Mission

La Lomita   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of Mission

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Mission.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mission.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mission - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mission). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mission or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Mission includes: 78572 & 78573.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mission) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mission. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mission

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mission. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.2147, Longitude: -98.3259     [Map].

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