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Midland, TX

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Midland is a small city located in West Texas and halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso. It features unique museums, delicious food, and exciting nightlife and easy access to Big Bend National Park. Midland sports are synonymous with Texas high school football, which have even inspired film and TV productions, such as Friday Night Lights. It is a modern city with a warm climate, friendly people, central location and beautiful surroundings.

Getting Around in Midland, TX

Midland is a car-friendly city that is conveniently located on Interstate 20. Driving is the best way to get around, but many visitors and residents also use public transportation. EZ-Rider is the official public transit provider in Midland and Odessa, Texas. The network of buses runs throughout the urbanized areas of both cities, with six routes in downtown Midland.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Midland is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.14%
  • 7.14%
  • 0.76%

Permian Basin

<p>Midland is the important administrative center for the petroleum-producing region known as the "Permian Basin". Roughly 20 percent of the United States' oil and gas reserves are located in reservoirs just south of Midland. It is a major source of money and jobs for Midland and Odessa residents. In addition to its petroleum significance, Permian Basin has one of the world's thickest deposits of rocks from 200 to 250 million years ago.</p>

Higher Education

<p>Midland is within a 100-mile reach of eight universities, colleges and junior colleges. Midland College is one of only three community colleges in the state, offering more than 50 programs and serving over six thousand students a year. The University of Texas at the Permian Basin is located in nearby Odessa and offers nationally accredited programs in business, education, visual arts and social work.</p>