The view of three bridges that meet over a river in Midland, MI.

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Civics 82
Demographics 37
Economy 51
Education 57
Health 58
Housing 79
Infrastructure 49

#90. Midland, MI

The Dow Chemical Company was founded in Midland in 1897 and still has its world headquarters there. Forbes named Midland one of the “Best Small Cities in America to Raise a Family.” Cultural opportunities include theaters, concerts and museums, and residents have health-care options that include a 250-bed MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. The community also has more than 100 places of worship and is nicknamed “City of Beautiful Churches.”

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