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Welcome to Mission ...

The city of Mission is located in Hidalgo County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mission has a population of 84,331 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mission.

Mission is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Mission is within the boundaries of the (956) area code.

The ZIP codes for Mission: 78572-78573<4>

Websites for Mission ...

Official Website:   www.missiontexas.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.missionchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mission had an population of 84,331 people. This is an increase of 9.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 85.72% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (which had a count of 45,408 people).

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.

Communities near Mission ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mission.

  • Edinburg [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
    • Edinburg [Hidalgo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Mission
    • Estimated population in 2019: 101,170 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<6>
  • Pharr [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pharr
    • Pharr [Hidalgo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Mission
    • Estimated population in 2019: 79,112 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pharr
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pharr<6>
  • San Juan [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Juan
    • San Juan [Hidalgo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Mission
    • Estimated population in 2019: 37,008 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Juan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Juan<6>
  • Alamo [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
    • Alamo [Hidalgo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Mission
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,910 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Donna [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donna
      • Donna [Hidalgo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Mission
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donna<6>
    • Hidalgo [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidalgo
      • Hidalgo [Hidalgo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Mission
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,183 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidalgo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hidalgo<6>
    • Penitas [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penitas
      • Penitas [Hidalgo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Mission
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,716 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penitas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penitas<6>
    • La Joya [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Joya
      • La Joya [Hidalgo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Mission
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,293 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Joya
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Joya<6>
    • Sullivan City [Hidalgo County]
    • La Lomita [Hidalgo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Lomita
      • La Lomita [Hidalgo County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Mission
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Lomita have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mission. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mission.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mission.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mission. See our Newspapers 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Hidalgo County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mission: www.missiontexas.us/

The official website for Hidalgo County: www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Hidalgo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mission.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mission - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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