The MSA Metropolitan Region is comprised of the cities of Mission, McAllen, Pharr, and Edinburg, is the fifth most populous area in Texas, and is also part of the transnational Reynosa-McAllen Metropolitan Area.
In it, Mission has a privileged position due to its proximity to the Mexican border and the Rio Grande Valley corridor, which crosses both sides of the border between Texas and Tamaulipas, passing through the cities of Matamoros, Reynosa and Rio Bravo in the Mexican side, while on US soil it crosses through Hidalgo and Cameron counties.
According to the data registered in 2020, the population of Mission reached 83,796 inhabitants; while it registered a total area of 88.21 square kilometers.
Mission has a population of 83,796 inhabitants, while the average age reaches 27 years.
It has a highly qualified labor force, trained in the main educational institutions of the city and the state of Texas, for this reason, the human talent that exists in the region meets the labor demand of the industries that exist in the area.
The MSA has an overall population of 870,781, with a median age of 28.9 years. The cost of living index for the MSA region is 77.7, with a median home price of $219,900.
Mission typically has hot summers; while winters are usually short, cool and dry. In the fall the days are usually windy and partly cloudy.}
The average climate during the year registers temperatures between 11°C and 37°C. The best time of year to visit Mission is in September, as this is when the hot temperatures cool down.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months of the year, while the cold season lasts on average from December 2 to February 16; January being the coldest month of the year.
Mission has of deep, well drained, moderately permeable soils that formed in calcareous loamy sediments. These soils are on nearly level to gently sloping uplands.
These characteristics allow different activities to be carried out, they are even considered suitable for agriculture and livestock.
Another virtue of these soils is that they are rich in organic matter.
The MSA series consists of sandy and clay loam. The parent material consists of calcareous loamy alluvium.