Mission has the 300th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Mission is part of the McAllen metro area. Unemployment in the McAllen area is 7%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. McAllen has the 124th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Mission is below average at $33,810, and the median cost of a home in Mission is $96,100, which is below the national average. 23% of workers in Mission hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 72% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Mission. 79% of Mission workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Mission spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.