The City of Midland, Texas, is a booming mid-sized city located about half-way between Fort Worth and El Paso. Midland is the capital of the West Texas oil and gas industry, and is home to the headquarters of a number of petroleum exploration and service industry firms, and has a large, highly-educated professional workforce.
With a population of around 155,000, Midland is consistently ranked high on state and national lists of population growth, economic expansion, per capita income, and low unemployment rates. Despite recent volatility in the oil and gas industry, the City continued to grow and expand. This explosive growth in housing and commercial development has brought with it increased traffic and emphasis on the resulting quality of life issues.