Midlothian Ranks No. 8 in DFW's Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities

December 27, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development


In a recent Dallas Business Journal article of Dallas-Fort Worth’s 25 fastest growing cities per U.S. Census Bureau 2013-2017 population estimates, rising suburban star Midlothian ranked No. 8.

With a population jump from 20,497 in 2013 to 25,254 in 2017, Midlothian boasted an overall growth rate of 23.2 percent.

But those numbers only tell part of this thriving community’s story.

In a nutshell, Midlothian is growing by leaps and bounds and steaming full force ahead. And the future just keeps getting brighter.

MED in-blog graphic-01Midlothian is winding down an exciting year punctuated by banner announcements including Google’s July decision to purchase 375 acres in Midlothian’s RailPort Business Park, as well as the groundbreaking of Methodist Midlothian Medical Center, Methodist Health System’s 11th hospital.

Additionally, the city has seen the opening of many retailers and dining establishments in Weber and Company’s Midlothian Towne Crossing retail development located just south of Highway 287 near the city’s conference center and Courtyard by Marriott.

Anchored by a new Kroger Marketplace store, the retail hotspot has welcomed PetCo, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Ulta, Famous Footwear, Burkes Outlet, Jo-Ann Fabric, and Panda Express.

Additionally, Jack in the Box, Chick-fil-A, Ross Dress for Less, Bellucci’s Italian, MOD Pizza, and several others have opened in Midlothian Towne Crossing in recent months.

A 7-Eleven opened near the retail development this past summer, and QuikTrip and Aldi’s are in the works across the street from the shopping center. New dining establishments elsewhere in Midlothian include Mezcal Cantina & Grill and Per Amore’ Italian.

Midlothian’s commercial development is being driven by explosive residential growth in nearly every direction of the community.

While the population within the city’s 64.10 square miles includes just over 25,000, residents extend far beyond those limits, including well into its 33-square-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

According to 2018 ESRI data, 37,918 people reside within Midlothian’s zip code.

And when one factors in Midlothian’s 112-square-mile school district, that number increases even more – to 40,036, according to Midlothian ISD’s 2Q 2018 School District Strategies demographics report.

Upscale housing, a top-notch school district, and an affluent, country-chic quality of life continue to propel this community toward promising horizons.

There is no doubt this one-of-a-kind suburban gem will continue garnering the attention of savvy site selectors, developers, businesses, and future residents.

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