|• Mayor||Sollie Flora|
|• Total||2.68 sq mi (6.93 km2)|
|• Land||2.67 sq mi (6.91 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||1,004 ft (306 m)|
|• Density||3,700/sq mi (1,400/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
66201, 66202, 66205, 66222
An Indian mission was established in 1829 at the town's site, hence the name of the later settlement.
Today, the town is broken into lots, with small houses of different designs on large lots.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 9,323 people, 5,000 households, and 2,130 families living in the city. The population density was 3,491.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,348.2/km2). There were 5,477 housing units at an average density of 2,051.3 per square mile (792.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.6% White, 5.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.2% of the population.
There were 5,000 households, of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.0% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 57.4% were non-families. 46.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.86 and the average family size was 2.69.
The median age in the city was 35.2 years. 16.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 10% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 36.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,727 people, 5,119 households, and 2,226 families living in the city. The population density was 3,845.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,484.9/km2). There were 5,329 housing units at an average density of 2,107.0 per square mile (813.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.95% White, 3.78% African American, 0.33% Native American, 2.76% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.03% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.91% of the population. 25.6% were of German, 13.5% English, 12.9% Irish and 7.2% American ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 5,119 households, out of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.1% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 56.5% were non-families. 45.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.70.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 16.1% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.
As of 2000, the median income for a household was $42,298, and the median income for a family was $59,328. Males had a median income of $37,544 versus $30,647 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,870. About 3.6% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.
The agricultural and transport company Seaboard Corporation has corporate offices located just to the west of Mission in the city of Merriam. The United States Postal Service lumps many addresses in the Johnson County, KS suburbs under the combined name of "Shawnee Mission, Kansas", although this refers to a historical mission, Shawnee Methodist Mission. Shawnee is considerably larger than Mission and the postal name of Shawnee Mission applies to a far larger area and population than the combined total of just those two incorporated cities. The postal address of Seaboard's offices is "Shawnee Mission".
The City of Mission offers several assistance programs to help residents maintain the exteriors of their homes. These programs include Mission Possible, an effort to help elderly and disabled individuals remove dilapidated structures, physical barriers, and make basic repairs to their homes and property. The city also provides free paint and primer to low income residents to maintain the aesthetics of their homes.
Mission is a member of the national Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, an effort encouraging cities to reduce greenhouse emissions.
The Johnson County Library serves the residents of Johnson County, KS, including Mission, KS. It has thirteen locations county wide. JCL's Antioch Road location in Merriam, KS is just to the west and the Cedar Roe location in Roeland Park, Kansas is just to the north. However, the library does not have a location in Mission proper.
Notable individuals who were born in and/or have lived in Mission include:
- Bart Evans (1947– ), polo player
- Earl Eugene O'Connor (1922–1998), U.S. federal judge
- James B. Pearson (1920–2009), U.S. Senator from Kansas
- Michael Sull (1949– ), calligrapher
- Grant Wahl (1974–2022), sports journalist
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mission, Kansas
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
- "Profile of Mission, Kansas in 2020". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on November 23, 2022. Retrieved November 22, 2022.
- "QuickFacts; Mission, Kansas; Population, Census, 2020 & 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 26, 2021. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
- Capace, Nancy (2000). Encyclopedia of Kansas. Somerset Publishers. p. 236. ISBN 9780403093120.
- Mission KS - Official Website
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 20, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved November 28, 2014.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- Mission KS - Official Website
- Johnson County Library
- Camillone, Jude (April 8, 1990). "Unusual Father-son Team Gives Bellsouth Polo Championship". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
- "O'Connor, Earl Eugene". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judiciary Center. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
- "Pearson, James Blackwood (1920-2009)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. U.S. Congress. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
- "Masterpiece Flourishing with Michael Sull, Master Penman". Eventbrite. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
- "Grant Wahl". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
- The City of Mission, Kansas: 50 Years of Progress'; Joe Vaughan Associates; 2003.
- History of Mission & Northeast Johnson County'; Elizabeth Brooks; 1992.