Mission, a small town in Kansas, has a population of approximately 9,000. Young professionals should fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 38, are younger than most cities in Kansas. A slight majority of residents rent their homes (55%) as opposed to owning (45%) in Mission despite paying roughly $73 per month more in rent than the state average.
Mission has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 12% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 24% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are five primary industries in Mission: healthcare, scientific, retail, manufacturing, and finance. Together, these industries make up 40% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 12% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the town. Mission workers take home an average annual income of about $66K, roughly the same as those elsewhere in the state. Mission, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Mission residents have an average commute of about 21 minutes. Many residents (60%) commute to work by car, while public transit is not used extensively. Few workers commute on foot.