36 Shops in Midlothian's downtown. Photo By Melisa Oporto

Midlothian

Wikipedia says:

Prior to 1929 and the Great Depression, a number of businesses flourished in the city. The two largest business enterprises centered around cotton and cattle-raising. The region was transformed in later years by the arrival of the cement industry. Midlothian became a prime area for cement quarrying due to the Austin Chalk Escarpment, a unique geological formation that runs north-south through the city. Three of the top ten largest cement factories in the United States operate in the city: Texas Industries (TXI), Holcim and Ash Grove. Gerdau Ameristeel, formerly Chaparral Steel, a large steel factory is adjacent to TXI’s cement plant.

Demographics

  • Median Age: 31.4
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 165.90%
  • Population Density: 400 people per square mile

Schools

  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 88%
  • Average SAT Score: 1507
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 68.30%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $3,702

Crime

  • Violent Crime Rate: 0.9 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 16.21 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $208,714
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 16.00%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 76.50%

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