Midland city, Texas

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Midland city, Texas

Midland city, Texas
Nickname(s):The Tall City
Motto(s):"The Sky's the Limit"
- Total:111.147 (2010)
- Density:1.522,6/sq mi (594,4/sq km)
Area code(s):432
Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
Summer Time zone:CDT (UTC-5)
- Total:73 sq mi (188 sq km)
- Land:73 sq mi (187 sq km)
- Water:1 sq mi (1 sq km)
- % water:0,53 %

Quick information summary of the Midland city area.

Midland city is located in the state of Texas. It occupies the area of 73 square miles. 1 square miles are water areas and 73 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Midland city lies at +32.0299306, -102.1096969 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 111.147 living in the Midland city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (75.55%), Some Other Race (11.86%) and Black or African American (7.91%). Median age is 32 for the males and 35 for the females.

Midland is a city in Texas that is located on the Southern Plains of the state. It is the county seat of Midland County and according to the 2010 census, Midland has a population of about 113,000. This makes it the 28th most populous city in Texas.

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Statistical data for the Midland city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

White alone
83,96775.55 %
Black or African American alone
8,7937.91 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
8070.73 %
Asian alone
1,5401.39 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
450.04 %
Some Other Race alone
13,17911.86 %
Two or More races
2,8162.53 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Midland city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Midland city part within the Subdivision
Martin County 4.799- Midland city part0
Tarzan-Lenorah CCD 1.362- Midland city part0
Midland County 136.872- Midland city part111.147
Midland CCD 119.500- Midland city part110.967
Midland South CCD 17.372- Midland city part180

Profile of the Midland city

History of Midland

The city was originally founded as the midway point between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas Railroad. The city was founded in 1881. Since there were already towns in Texas called Midway, the name Midland was given. It was granted its first post office in 1884. By 1890, the city had become one of the most important cattle shipping centers in Texas.

It was finally incorporated as a city in 1906.

The economy and life in Midland changed drastically when oil was discovered in the Permian Basin in 1923. Shortly after, Midland became the administrative sector of the West Texas oil fields.

There was another big boom period during the 1970s. As it is well-documented, oil prices skyrocketed at that time in response to the oil and energy crises of that decade. Even today, the Permian Basin still produces one fifth of the nation's total petroleum and natural gas output.


Needless to say, Midland's economy still relies heavily on petroleum, but that does not mean that the city has not diversified its economy, because it has. Midland is also a regional telecommunications and distribution center today.

Interesting Facts

Midland is also known for the fact that former U.S. President George H.W. Bush once resided their and that it is his wife’s hometown.

Another interesting fact about Midland is that it was the largest bombardier training base in the U.S. during World War II. John Howard Griffin wrote a history of Midland, Land of the High Sky (1959).


Midland received the nickname "The Tall City" in recent times, because the city skyline is stacked with skyscrapers and very tall buildings in general. Of course, the vast majority of these high-rise buildings were built during a time of major Permian Basin oil and gas discoveries and they were mostly all offices to companies that were important in the oil and petroleum industry. There were plans to build even more, but a mid-1980s surge in energy prices stifled those plans. Today at least five of the forty downtown skyscrapers in Midland are completely vacant.


Showing how important oil is to the city, Midland is home to the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, located on the outskirts of the city, right off Interstate 20. In this museum, there are many displays on the history, science, and technology of oil and gas development. The museum’s exhibits also include a large collection of race cars designed by Jim Hall, a pioneer in the design of Formula One cars who was also a longtime resident of Midland.


Although there are no major professional sports teams from the city, the Midland RockHounds, a Texas League minor league baseball team, play in the city. This team is the Double-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.

Statistical data for the Midland city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

White alone
83,96775.55 %
Black or African American alone
8,7937.91 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
8070.73 %
Asian alone
1,5401.39 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
450.04 %
Some Other Race alone
13,17911.86 %
Two or More races
2,8162.53 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Not Hispanic or Latino
69,35062.39 %
Hispanic or Latino
41,79737.61 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Not Hispanic or Latino
69,35062.39 %
White alone
57,65883.14 %
Black or African American alone
8,42612.15 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4210.61 %
Asian alone
1,4742.13 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
390.06 %
Some Other Race alone
2000.29 %
Two or More races
1,1321.63 %
Hispanic or Latino
41,79737.61 %
White alone
26,30962.94 %
Black or African American alone
3670.88 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3860.92 %
Asian alone
660.16 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
60.01 %
Some Other Race alone
12,97931.05 %
Two or More races
1,6844.03 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes

Household Type

Family households
28,95369.12 %
Husband-wife family
21,29373.54 %
Other family
7,66026.46 %
Male householder, no wife present
1,98925.97 %
Female householder, no husband present
5,67174.03 %
Nonfamily households
12,93430.88 %
Householder living alone
10,89584.24 %
Householder not living alone
2,03915.76 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Midland city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Midland city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Midland city center


  • Midland Airpark [0.84 mi] [1.35 km]


  • Midland Fire Department Station 3 [2.46 mi] [3.96 km]
  • Midland Fire Department Station 8 [1.07 mi] [1.71 km]


  • Rest Haven Cemetery [1.96 mi] [3.16 km]


  • Midland Division [1.15 mi] [1.86 km]


  • Holy Trinity Church of God and Christ [2.92 mi] [4.69 km]
  • Church of Christ [2.45 mi] [3.95 km]
  • United Methodist Church Saint Marks [2.2 mi] [3.54 km]
  • Saint Andrews Presbyterian Mission Church [2.33 mi] [3.75 km]
  • Hope Lutheran Church [1.49 mi] [2.4 km]
  • Fannin Terrace Baptist Church [0.76 mi] [1.22 km]
  • Antioch Baptist Church [2.81 mi] [4.52 km]
  • Grace Presbyterian Church [0.73 mi] [1.17 km]
  • Kelview Heights Baptist Church [1.77 mi] [2.85 km]
  • Grace Presbyterian Church [0.71 mi] [1.15 km]
  • Genesis Baptist Church [1.62 mi] [2.6 km]
  • Galilee Missionary Baptist Church [3.2 mi] [5.15 km]
  • Mount Carmel Baptist Church [2.39 mi] [3.85 km]
  • Primitive Baptist Church [1.44 mi] [2.32 km]
  • New Life Missionary Baptist Chapel Church [1.73 mi] [2.79 km]
  • First Reformed Presbyterian Church [0.64 mi] [1.03 km]
  • Good Shepard Evangelical Lutheran Church [1.86 mi] [2.99 km]
  • Ellis Chapel North Church [1.3 mi] [2.09 km]


  • City of Midland [0.19 mi] [0.31 km]


  • Parkview Hospital [2.24 mi] [3.6 km]


  • Midland Park Shopping Center [1.36 mi] [2.19 km]
  • Ranchland Hills Country Club [2.74 mi] [4.4 km]


  • Coombes Field - Trinity School [1.68 mi] [2.7 km]
  • C J Kelly Park [3.24 mi] [5.21 km]
  • Essax Park [2.62 mi] [4.22 km]
  • Sparks Park [2.94 mi] [4.73 km]
  • Tolbert Park [2.66 mi] [4.28 km]
  • Jacotte Park [3.12 mi] [5.02 km]
  • Sidwell Park [1.5 mi] [2.41 km]
  • Ratlift Park [1.98 mi] [3.19 km]
  • Tumbleweed Park [0.98 mi] [1.57 km]
  • Trinity Park [1.46 mi] [2.35 km]
  • Windlands Park [0.92 mi] [1.47 km]
  • Kiwanis Park [0.87 mi] [1.4 km]
  • Sage Park [1.89 mi] [3.05 km]
  • Christensen Stadium [1.38 mi] [2.22 km]
  • Hogan Park [2.5 mi] [4.02 km]
  • Green Hill Park [3.39 mi] [5.45 km]
  • Santa Rita Park [1.34 mi] [2.16 km]


  • Crockett Elementary School [2.44 mi] [3.92 km]
  • Crockett School [2.48 mi] [3.99 km]
  • Fannin School [0.81 mi] [1.31 km]
  • Fannin Elementary School [0.79 mi] [1.28 km]
  • Episcopal Day School [1.51 mi] [2.44 km]
  • Viola M Coleman High School [2.93 mi] [4.72 km]
  • Parker Elementary School [1.89 mi] [3.04 km]
  • Pease School [2.94 mi] [4.74 km]
  • Austin Junior High School [2.63 mi] [4.24 km]
  • Pease Elementary School [2.82 mi] [4.54 km]
  • Lee Freshman High School [2.49 mi] [4.01 km]
  • Milan School [1.9 mi] [3.06 km]
  • Milam Elementary School [1.8 mi] [2.9 km]
  • Emerson School [0.61 mi] [0.98 km]
  • Goddard Junior High School [0.34 mi] [0.54 km]
  • Emerson Elementary School [0.61 mi] [0.99 km]
  • Barney Greathouse School [2.96 mi] [4.76 km]

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City Alias ZIP Codes
MidlandMidland79701, 79711, 79710, 79708, 79707, 79706, 79705, 79704, 79703, 79702, 79712

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