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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,143
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Midland Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    212
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    35
    41
  • Robbery
    67
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    438
    500
  • Theft
    1,860
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,500
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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I've lived here since the day I was born (23 yrs). It has grown dramatically because Midland is the heart of the Oil Field Industry. Because of this, living is expensive. There's not much to do like a typical big city (Dallas, TX). But you have bowling, great movie, or beautiful parks. There's plenty to do here, you just have to find it. There's many events during the year and especially during the summer. The public school system is great!
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Ive lived in Midland most of my life (30 years) it has definitely grown in the last past years due to the oil and gas industry. The biggest negative is the cost of living. When our city is in a BOOM greed sets in and homes and apt rents go up like crazy. Apts avg 1 bd $800+ 2bd $1300+ 3 bds $1800+. Home rentals on avg. for a 3bd $1800+ and for a 4bd $2400+. If your not making oilfield money you simply cant afford it and your going to struggle. The amount of people that come in make the roads super dangerous. Midland has the biggest fatality rate for our size in Texas. People either fatigued after a long work day or on their phones not paying attention. People for the most part are friendly. Plenty of work available. Schools are good just overcrowded. Not many things to do in Midland with your family other than movies, drive in, bowling or parks, which instead of only real estate and commercial businesses they would open more establishments that are family friendly and fun.
Whenever I first moved to Midland I did not think I would like it very much, but as the months went on I started to really enjoy living in this medium sized, west Texas town. Everyone in this city has been very friendly, and I have met some of my best friends here, along with my loving partner. I enjoyed attending college in this town, where the students and faculty were all helpful and kind. One thing I do think this town could improve upon is its activities. If there were more things to do around here, especially for adolescents, I feel this town would be even better than it already is. Overall I have enjoyed living in Midland, and if anyone was looking for a medium sized town to live in where the people are all helpful and friendly, then I would definitely recommend moving to Midland Texas.