Mission, KS

Mission profile

Living in Mission

Mission is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 9,911 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mission is the 39th largest community in Kansas.

Mission real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Mission house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Mission is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mission is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mission who work in office and administrative support (15.27%), healthcare (11.07%), and business and financial occupations (9.78%).

Also of interest is that Mission has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

For a small city, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Mission. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Mission.

If knowledge is power, Mission is a pretty powerful place. 52.32% of the adults in Mission have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Mission in 2018 was $38,172, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,688 for a family of four. However, Mission contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mission is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mission home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mission residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mission include German, Irish, English, European, and French.

The most common language spoken in Mission is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.