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Overall Niche Grade
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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 131,286. 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
131,286

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$193,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,179
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
    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
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    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
$75,646
National
$55,322
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Midland Reviews

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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.
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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!
Midland is like a suburb in the middle of nowhere. There are a lot of opportunities in oil, but since this industry drives the entire economy, the community suffers when oil isn't doing well. The service workers are mostly below average and wait times at all types of restaurants are very long. There are a few hidden gems, but you will definitely want to travel outside of the city when possible.

It's a safe place and good to raise very young kids. The weather is nice most of the year with a desert vibe. Hot in the day, cool at night.