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Midland at a Glance

Taxation
Property, 2014 Tax Year

Per $100 Assessed Value
Midland County — 0.1265228
City of Midland — 0.393891
Midland County Utility District — 0.02960
Downtown Midland Management — 0.21800
Midland Hospital — 0.11830
Midland College — 0.12439
Midland ISD — 1.14005
TOTAL — 2.15075

Source: Midland Central Appraisal District

Sales
City — 1.5%
County — 0.5%
State — 6.25%
Total — 8.25%

Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Cost of Living

Midland Metro Area
Composite — 96.3
Groceries — 92.9
Housing — 93.7
Utilities — 86.7
Transportation — 105.6
Health care — 96.4
Miscellaneous — 99.5

U.S. average for all indices is 100.0.

Source: Council for Community and Economic Research, Cost of Living Index, 1Q2015

Climate
Average yearly rainfall — 14.61 inches
Average yearly snowfall — 5.2 inches
Average wind speed — 11 mph
Most prevalent wind direction — South (170°-190°)
Average coolest month — January
Average warmest month — July
Average wettest month — September
Highest recorded temperature — 116°F (1994)
Lowest recorded temperature — 12°F (1962)

Sources: National Weather Service (www.srh.noaa.gov) and www.rssweather.com

Distance to Major Cities

Highway Miles
Lubbock, Texas — 119
Abilene, Texas — 148
Amarillo, Texas — 238
Wichita Falls, Texas — 288
El Paso, Texas — 306
San Antonio, Texas — 329
Dallas, Texas — 330
Austin, Texas — 336
Santa Fe, N.M. — 410
Albuquerque, N.M. — 417
Oklahoma City, Okla. — 424
Houston, Texas — 496

Source: Rand McNally

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