Mission Demographics and Real Estate Info
Mission Kansas is a suburb of Kansas City located in the northeast of Johnson County. It is considered part of the greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Nearby cities include: Shawnee, Merriam, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Lenexa, Leawood, Roeland Park, and Kansas City Missouri.
The History of Mission dates back to 1829 when the Quakers established the Shawnee Mission. Mission and its immediate surrounding areas were pivotal to the Santa Fe Trail. It is said that the presence of a fresh water spring in the site of present day Mission made the location ideal for thirsty travelers and their horses.
From its origins in 1829, the town grew steadily into the 1920’s and 1930’s. The proximity to Kansas City Missouri commerce and the railroads were no doubt the catalyst that made the town thrive.
Post WWII, the housing boom and returning GI’s contributed richly to the growth and prosperity of Mission, KS. To this day, the town retains its post-war-look with smaller homes on large lots versus today’s typical larger homes on smaller lots of suburbia.
Today, Merriam is a thriving community of charming homes and unique appeal that makes Merriam a wonderful place to live. The community is vibrant and with its proximity to Kansas City and other delightful Johnson County cities, presents an appealing environment.
There are hundreds of attractions and fun places in Mission and surrounding communities; including:
- Steamboat Arabia
- Shawnee Indian Mission Historical Site
- American Jazz Museum
- Toy & Miniature Museum
- Crossroads Arts District
- Union Station
- Libraries & Community Centers
- Country Club Plaza
- Farmer’s Markets
- Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadiums
- Starlight Theatre
There are greater than 1300 thriving businesses in Mission and Northeast Johnson County. Just a few businesses that call Mission and Northeast Johnson County home include:
- Mission Bank
- Shawnee Mission Health Center
- Farm Bureau Financial Services
- Kansas City Health & Wellmobile
- Mainstreet Credit Union
- Lifted Logic
- University of Kansas Hospital
- Seaboard Corporation
- Population – 30,076, Down 2% since 2000
- Average Income – $83,081 Per Year
- Average age – 38 years
- Gender– 47% Male, 53% Female
- Households– 14,390, 23% with children
- Average Home Values – $193,264
- Pembroke Hill School
- Kadesh Academy
- Notre Dame de Sion
- Rockhurst High School
- Prince of Peace Catholic School
- Saint Teresa’s Academy
- Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
- Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
Mission public school district is Shawnee Mission.
The Shawnee Mission School District is the third largest school district in Kansas. 2014-2015 school year had 27,509 students in attendance. Since its unification in 1969, the school district has consistently ranked among the finest school districts in the nation.
There are also dozens of great private schools in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. Some of these include: