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What Bert Has To Say About Midland Metro Area

Midland was so named as the midpoint in an otherwise empty trip between Dallas and El Paso, while Odessa received its name from homesick Russian railroad laborers in the 1880’s. The economic base is concentrated mainly in the oil and gas industry. Odessa has two higher education facilities: a small University of Texas campus brings 3500 students and there is a health science center run by Texas Tech.

Midland is the county seat and more of a commercial center, and oil money brought an attractive, skyscraper-centered downtown. The area’s real story is low cost of living and affordable housing. Diversions include the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum and the Confederate Air Force, the largest owner and operator of vintage aircraft from World War II. Otherwise, the area is dry, dusty, and flat.

The Midland-Odessa region is on a relatively high southern extension of the Great Plains. The terrain is level with slight undulations. Vegetation consists mostly of native grasses and a few mesquite trees. The climate is semiarid. Summer daytime temperatures are hot but with a large diurnal range and most nights are comfortable. Humidity is low. Winters are characterized by frequent cold periods followed by rapid warming. Cloudiness is minimal. Summer showers are common and most of the annual precipitation comes from violent spring and early summer thunderstorms. Due to the flat nature of the countryside, local flooding and blowing dust may occur.


Quick Facts About Midland

    The unemployment rate in Midland is 2.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Midland jobs have Increased by 3.79 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Midland's cost of living is 2.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Midland's population is 112,618 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 16.69 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Midland is $202,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 10.50 percent.
    Midland public schools spend $8,417 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in Midland.

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re: Rudest place - 1/3/2014
Amen to that!! I moved from Denver Colorado in January and have been so disappointed with that decision from the very first day out here. Ridiculous yielding exits that... (read more)
Misery does not love company here..
We moved here over twenty years ago. Its a very strange place. It's simply a big oil patch that is getting bigger all the time. Ugly. Doesn't rain often but when it does... (read more)
Rudest place
I was transferred to Midland two years ago and this place is by far the rudest, most unwelcoming place I have ever lived. Unless of course the people can gain something... (read more)
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