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  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
Midland is a city in Texas with a population of 135,134. Midland is in Midland County. Living in Midland offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Midland there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Midland and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Midland...
Population
135,134

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$204,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,233
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Midland Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    199.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    269.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,504.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    198.5
    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
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Midland

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,744
National
$55,322
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Midland Reviews

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Midland TX is growing very fast! It is located in West Texas, super hot, and in the heart of the oilfield. Midland is a great place for young people looking to find high paying jobs that have opportunities to promote quickly. It is hard for restaurants, grocery stores, & other retail businesses to stay staffed as many people work in the oilfield leaving these types of jobs unfilled. You can move here, work a lot of hours, gain tons of experience including management experience & save money. When you get ready to retire you have plenty saved and if you buy real estate you can sell it & have even more to help you live a great retirement. My husband is currently a restaurant mgr & I work as a hostess & am attending school to complete my BA in Technical Mngmnt with a major in Human Resources. We have purchased a beautiful home here & plan to use our equity as part of our retirement. If you believe in working hard & are looking for great opportunities then Midland is the place to move!
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Midland, Texas is a interesting place, though there is not much to do there are so many people who befriend you while living here. It is a very involved community and there are great organizations here like: the Boys and Girls club, the YMCA, and Casa de Amigos, all of these wonderful non-profit organizations are what help the community stand out to others around them. Yes, before I did say that there were hardly things to do around her does not mean there is nothing to do, the fair comes around, going to the sporting events, like volleyball, soccer and lacrosse are what make coming to Midland so fun! It is so exciting to see young people work so hard in and out of school. One of the great things about Midland is how they strive to have a cleaner communtiy, like: Keep Midland Beautiful, but they do not just care about MIdland but there entire state: Don't mess with Texas, it is such a refreshing atomsphere.
I have been in Midland for a year now. This town is full of oil workers and they are here specifically for that reason, to make $$$. You can't go anywhere else and find a job as easily as you can here. That being said they have really jacked up the rent. It's price gouging at its finest. Don't complain though because if you want to you can make a lot of money here.
Now, the public schools are horrible, the roads are total shit, half of the town floods after 5 minutes of rain (and it rains quite a bit), and my biggest complaint is the restaurants Unbelievably bad food! They are barely passing health inspections (even chain restaurants are being managed poorly), and this town is UGLY. We spend most of our free time traveling out of state or atleast out of town just to get a better view or some good food, and to find something fun to do with the kids. So to to sum it up we don't hate it here but its not going to be our forever home.