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About Midland

Midland, Michigan - A Great Place to Live, Work, and Play

Midland has received recognition as a great place to raise a family, find and keep a job, get an excellent eduation, live safely, and enjoy fun nightlife, volunteering opportunities, many places of worship, sports, and more. For details on some of our recent achievements and recognitions, view our "Above and Beyond" board.

The reasons for these positive outcomes are reflected in some of our recent trends and facts about the Midland community, based on data from various City of Midland departments, plus state and federal reports.

Criminal Activity/Complaints

Midland was touted as the 61st safest city in the nation by NeighborhoodScout in 2014 - up 10 places since Midland was first recognized in 2013. Midland was the only Michigan city listed in the top 100 communities recognized for this distinction, which is based on the total number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

Call the Midland Police Department, 989-631-5716, for more information.

Housing Trends

The chart below indicates home sales that occurred within the city of Midland in the years indicated.

Call the Building Department, 989-837-3383, for more information.

Population Trends

Call the Planning and Community Development Department, 989-837-3374, for more information.

Taxable Value of Real Property in City

Call the City Assessor, 989-837-3334, for more information.

Millage Rates in the City of Midland

Call the City Assessor, 989-837-3334, for more information.

Midland Schools

K-12 Education:  Midland’s K-12 public and private school systems enjoy a long-standing tradition of excellence. For example, in 2005, four of the five local public high schools in the greater Midland community had graduation rates above the statewide rate; most notable was Midland Public Schools, which had rates as high as 10% above the state rate of 88.7%. And for the 2007-2008 school year, 100% of Midland Public Schools teachers met State of Michigan guidelines as “highly qualified”. Additionally, 2005-2006 state assessment results show 100 percent of Midland Public Schools buildings made Adequate Yearly Progress as required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

In addition to these impressive numbers, Expansion Management magazine ranked Midland Public Schools in the top 17% of school districts nationwide for 2007.

Click here to view Midland Public Schools information.

Higher Education:  Several excellent colleges and universities are located within a 20-mile radius of Midland, including Delta College, Northwood University, Davenport University, Saginaw Valley State University and Central Michigan University.

Midland's Total Land Area

Midland currently has a land area of 36.06 square miles, making it the 5th largest city in the state of Michigan in terms of land size.