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Mission is a township in Shawnee County, in the Topeka metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Mission. For links to other places called Mission, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mission is 39.011N. The longitude is -95.78W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,043 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,070.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mission demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shawnee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66606 ZIP code.
32% of Mission residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mission ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mission was $30,663, compared with $21,587 nationally.
51% of Mission residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mission, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $850. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,203.
Shawnee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mission political report.
The average commute time for Mission workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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