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Midland County, Texas

Midland County is located in West Texas and features flat terrain broken by draws with sandy, loam soils and native grasses. Local economy consists of petroleum, admin centers for the oil industry, varied manufacturing government services.

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Average Price $5.4M
Lowest Price $595K
Highest Price $18.8M
Total Listings 10
Avg. Price/SQFT $497

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Where is Midland County, Texas? 

  • Midland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2019, the population was 176,832. The county seat is Midland. The county is so named for being halfway (midway) between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railway. Midland county has a total area of 902 square miles of land. 
  • The center of the county lies at approximately 31°52' north latitude and 102°00' west longitude, 120 miles south of Lubbock. The county was named for its location halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railway. Midland County extends across 939 square miles of flat land broken by draws and covered by scattered mesquite; sandy red and dark loam soils predominate, and elevations range from 2,550 to 2,900 feet above sea level.

Things to do in Midland County, Texas

  • Since Midland is a large oil boom town there are a few different museums dedicated to the early stages of oil drilling. 
  • Midland also featured the Big Sky movie drive in, where you can park your car and watch a movie with a fantastic view of the mountains. 
  • Tons of great restaurants and places to get drinks with your friends and family. 
  • Midland is also the location of the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, the Museum of the Southwest, the Midland County Historical Museum, and the Pliska Aeroplane Museum.

Farming and Ranching in Midland county

  • Farming and ranching in Midland county has proven to be a great success. The primary cash crops for farmers in this county are cotton and cottonseed, also vegetables and melons. 
  • On the ranching side, the traditional cattle and calf operation seem to be the most practiced. Cattle farmers in the county are producing over $3,000,000 annually in cattle alone. 
  • Annual rainfall is only 13.51 inches. Temperatures range from an average minimum of 31° F in January to an average maximum of 95° F in July; the growing season lasts 218 days. In the 1980s the agricultural sector of county's economy averaged $11 million in annual income from beef cattle, hogs, sheep, cotton, sorghums, and small grains. Over 13,600 acres are irrigated.
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