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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Midland County is located in Michigan with a population of 83,489. Midland County is one of the best places to live in Michigan. In Midland County, most residents own their homes. In Midland County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Midland County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Midland County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$744
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Midland County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    3.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    124.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,033.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Midland County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,117
National
$55,322

Midland County Reviews

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Midland is a small niche community. With the ups and downs of DOW, Midland is having a hard time growing. I enjoyed living in Midland for the small town feel and close proximity to larger cities. Great summer weather, harsh winters.
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I have loved growing up in Midland, and there are so many adventures and memories from my childhood that are unique to a town like Midland. I love going to Loons games in the summer time or riding bikes around the Tridge. There was a time when my friends and I even Kayaked through some of the flooded areas during the spring time (don't worry, that doesn't happen often). The schools I studied more than prepared me not only for college, but now graduate school. Midland is filled with resources and opportunities available not only for entertainment, but for those beginning their careers, students, those looking to start new businesses, or simply find a friendly, welcoming city to be a part of. Additionally, it is close to many great places, and being a part of the Tri-Cities, other opportunities are only a short drive away, making Midland seem to be the perfect spot to be.
Midland is most known for the gigantic corporation Dow Chemical. However, that is not all Midland has to offer. The things I enjoy most about Midland is its peaceful atmosphere and its family friendly environment. There is nothing more tranquil then walking through Dow Gardens on a warm summer day. I can almost imagine hearing the sweet chirping of the birds and the smell of fresh, dewy flower in the morning. For a little entertainment, head over to Dow Diamond for a Baseball game. There are plenty of activities for the whole family besides the game, and don’t forget to get your picture taken with Lou E. Loon. Midland's drawback is that it offers few activities for young adults. There isn't a place to go dancing in the evening. As well, Midland lacks a swing dance scene.