A-
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
    A-

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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Midland has become our home. My family and I have been living in Midland for almost 8 years and it has definitely grown on us! From the southern hospitality to common goodness that Midlanders throw around, it's hard not to become accustom to it. It's a great place to meet friends, grow a family, and let your roots grow down deep.
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In my experience, Midland is a very different place to live. It can be one of the most rewarding places to live if you are involved in the oil & gas industry, but it an also be a real struggle to stay afloat in the high cost of living if you are an independent college student for example. Midland is currently overpopulated which leads to traffic issues and road damage. There are very few bad weather days, but wind and dust are prevalent. I would recommend living in Midland if you are able to maintain an established income in the oil & gas industry. It is a very difficult place to live otherwise.
Midland is a friendly town that has a great environment to raise a family. There aren't big city things to do, but with friends and family, you will always have a good time!