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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Midland County is located in Texas with a population of 159,883. In Midland County, most residents own their homes. In Midland County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Midland County and residents tend to be conservative.
Population
159,883

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$187,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,180
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    200.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    310.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,458
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Midland County

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,815
National
$55,322

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    Midland County Reviews

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    Midland is a continuously developing western Texas town. Between it's sister city; Odessa, practically everything you need can be found here. Downfalls: 1. Cost of living is very high for such a rural area. Comparable to living in a large city like Dallas or Austin. 2. People are very nice here but not very health conscious. Because Midland lacks the demand for organic foods and culturally diverse foods Midland lacks supply for these things as well. Recently a Greek restaurant and an Indian restaurant closed. Now the dining experiences are largely comprised of Tex-mex. Lacking in food variety!!!
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    It's a great city to raise a family in. You will find it very quiet most of the time, since it's in the southwestern part of US. So it's country as it gets. Midland city has that touch of country and city all mushed up together. It is hot most of the year. It also has short winters for those folks who don't like cold weather very much this is your niche. Your very welcome to Midland!
    I grew up here so it is home to me. I wish it wasn't so crowded with so many Oil Field workers, but I know that this is where all the money is right now. As a college student, there isn't much to do here at all. Some okay restaurants, but you have to wait so long to be served because of the Oil Field. Although, I do like Midland because it is home.