Midland Boro Real Estate
In 1905, Pittsburgh agent T.K. Miller purchased land on behalf of a group of industrialists who would form the Midland Steel Company and with it, the borough of Midland as a company town in 1906. Other companies would begin operations in the town as well. In 1911, Midland Steel Company sold its operations to the Pittsburgh Crucible Steel Company, a division of the larger Crucible Steel Company of America. By the end of the First World War, Crucible employed 2,700 men. The contraction of the American steel industry in the 1960s and 1970s forced layoffs at the Crucible plant and a decline in the borough's population. During the 1980s, the American Iron and Steel Institute reported that more than 200,000 steelworkers in the U.S. had lost their jobs, and more than 400 mills and plant divisions were closing, including Crucible's Midland plant. Jones & Laughlin Steel bought the Midland plant and merged with Republic Steel to form the LTV Steel Corporation, which went bankrupt in 2001, accelerating the decline of the borough's economy.
Midland is located in western Beaver County at 40°38′18″N 80°27′9″W (40.638273, −80.452455).According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2), or 9.13%, is water. Pennsylvania Route 68 (Midland Avenue) is the main street through the community, leading east into Industry and west to Glasgow and the Ohio border. Pennsylvania Route 168 joins PA-68 along Midland Avenue through the center of town, but splits off to the south to cross the Ohio River via the Shippingport Bridge, and climbs out of the river valley to the north via Fairview Road.
Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods
Midland has two land borders, with Industry to the northeast and Ohioville to the northwest. Across the Ohio River to the southeast, Midland runs mostly adjacent with Greene Township with a short alignment with Shippingport to the southwest.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,137 people, 1,424 households, and 817 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,537.1 people per square mile (593.7/km2). There were 1,651 housing units at an average density of 809.0 per square mile (312.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 75.71% White, 20.85% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.89% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.70% of the population.
There were 1,424 households, out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.1% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $23,117, and the median income for a family was $31,887. Males had a median income of $27,261 versus $20,078 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,066. About 17.3% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.9% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
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Midland Boro Listings Summary
Midland Boro - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Midland Boro: $69,900 / County Avg $267,100
Avg Taxes in Midland Boro: $1,100 / County Avg $3,000
Avg Sq. Ft. in Midland Boro: 1,241 / County Avg 1,811
Avg Price per/sqft in Midland Boro:$56 / County Avg $147
Avg Walkscore in Midland Boro: 49 / County Avg 33
Avg Year Built in Midland Boro: 1930 / County Avg 1951
Avg Days on Website in Midland Boro: 43 / County Avg 74
Midland Boro Real Estate Market Health
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