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This Town Has the Worst Inflation in America

Midland, Texas, is strung between El Paso and Dallas along Interstate 20, and more than four hours’ drive from either big city. Its far-flung location makes everything costlier and harder to get, including workers and vehicles, which you need to go anywhere in the spread-out region with limited public transportation.

Add to that the local economy’s reliance on oil, and you get the unenviable No. 1 spot for inflation over the past year.