Mission has the 2646th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Mission is part of the Kansas City metro area. Unemployment in the Kansas City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Kansas City has the 28th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Mission is below average at $47,640, and the median cost of a home in Mission is $153,800, which is below the national average. 52% of workers in Mission hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Mission. 85% of Mission workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Mission spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.