Mission is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 83,298 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Mission is the 44th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mission is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mission is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mission who work in sales jobs (15.08%), office and administrative support (12.74%), and management occupations (10.00%).
The education level of Mission citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.82% of adults in Mission have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mission in 2010 was $17,813, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,252 for a family of four. However, Mission contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mission is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mission home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Mission, accounting for 85.97% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Mission residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mission include English, Irish, French , and Norwegian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Mission's cultural character, accounting for 27.88% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Mission is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Japanese.