Midland, Texas

Midland: The 21st most populous city in Texas. It is located in the Permian Basin region of Texas. Midland is known for its many oil and gas companies, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum and the Midland Downtown Historic District.

About

Midland is a city located in the county of Midland in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 111,147 and a population density of 576 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 147,069 inhabitants.

The city was created 143 years ago in 1880.

Midland is a city in western Texas, about halfway between El Paso and Fort Worth. With over 146,000 residents, it is the largest city in the Permian Basin region. Midland serves as the county seat for Midland County.

History

Midland began as a midway stop on the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1881. It soon developed into a regional hub for ranching and agriculture. Midland saw its first major population and economic boost with the discovery of oil in the Permian Basin in the 1920s.

The oil and gas industry continues to dominate Midland's economy today. Multiple oil booms throughout the 20th century led to rapid development and population influxes.

Oil Capital of Texas

Thanks to its prolific oil fields, Midland has earned the nicknames “The Tall City” and “Oil Capital of Texas.” Some key energy industry facts:

  • Hundreds of oil companies have offices in Midland
  • Home to the Petroleum Museum detailing the region's oil history
  • Apartment rents are the highest in Texas due to oil worker demand
  • Midland consistently records the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S.

Attractions and Culture

Beyond oil, Midland also offers:

  • The Midland County Horseshoe Arena and Amphitheatre
  • The Commemorative Air Force plane exhibits
  • Midland College and Golf Training Center
  • The Yucca Theatre - One of Texas' oldest operating movie theatres

In summary, oil built Midland into the economic epicenter of west Texas, but the city also maintains a friendly community feel and culture beyond petroleum.

Midland locator map
Location of Midland on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Midland

Population : 147,069 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Midland County
Postal code : 79701-12
Phone Area Codes : 432
Area : 193.08 km2
Altitude : 2,782 feet / 848 meters
Capital city : Midland is capital of Midland County
Establishment : January 01, 1881 (143 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 13:37:04 (29th May 2024)
Density : 762 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 24.43% (2010-2020)
Midland44 Skyline image
Midland44 Skyline
Midland44 Skyline image

Geography

Midland is located at 31°59'50"N 102°4'40"W (31.9973500, -102.0779100).

Midland map

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Demographics

The population of Midland increased by 24.43% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 111,147 - census
2011 113,941 2.45% estimation process
2012 119,794 4.89% estimation process
2013 124,163 3.52% estimation process
2014 128,352 3.26% estimation process
2015 133,440 3.81% estimation process
2016 134,935 1.11% estimation process
2017 136,205 0.93% estimation process
2018 142,173 4.2% estimation process
2019 146,038 2.65% estimation process
2020 147,069 0.7% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 19,590
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 20,058
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -2.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 21,006
April 1, 2010 Population : 20,079
People under 5 years old, percentage : 4.6%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 20.2%
People over 65 (%) : 24.4%
Female persons, % : 51.2%
White only, percent : 93.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 4.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 0.6%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 1.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 92.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,298
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 4.2%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 87.9%

Midland zip code is 79701. County name: Midland, County fips: 48329

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 87.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $257,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,727
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $671
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,256
2015-2019 Households : 8,180
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.38
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 91.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 95.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 91.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 98.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.5%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 2.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.5%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 25,503
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 55,876
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,965,131
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 152,239
2012 total retail sales per capita : $7,530
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 31.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $102,081
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $56,752
Percentage of people living in poverty : 4.3%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,902
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 961
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 764
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 105
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,740
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 214
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,577
2010 population per square mile : 545.1
2010 land area in square miles : 36.84

People born in Midland (71)

People born in Midland, including First Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009 Laura Bush, actor Woody Harrelson, politician, former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush, .

List

  • Kathy Baker (American actress) she was born in 08/06/1950
  • Bessie Love (American actress (1898–1986)) she was born in 10/09/1898
  • Steven Green (US war criminal) he was born in 02/05/1985
  • Neil Bush (American businessman and investor) he was born in 22/01/1955
  • Andy Fickman (film director)
  • James W. Pennebaker (U.S. psychology professor and language analyst) he was born in 02/03/1950
  • Cedric Benson (American football player (1982-2019)) he was born in 28/12/1982
  • Marvin P. Bush (American businessman and son of George H. W. Bush) he was born in 22/10/1956
  • Rusty Mitchell (American racing driver) he was born in 29/11/1982
  • Jessica McClure (American accident victim) she was born in 16/11/1983
  • Carolyn McCormick (American actress) she was born in 19/09/1959
  • Brett Anderson (American professional baseball player) he was born in 01/02/1988
  • Brett Harrelson (American actor) he was born in 04/06/1963
  • Mike Timlin (American baseball player) he was born in 10/03/1966
  • Junior Miller (All-American college football player, professional football player, tight end) he was born in 26/11/1957
  • Teen Topanga (American movie actress) she was born in 10/09/1980
  • Tom Patterson (Professional basketball player) he was born in 15/10/1948
  • Michael Arden (American actor) he was born in 06/10/1982

Schools in Midland

College & universities near Midland, TX

Code Name City ZIP
226806 Midland College Midland (TX) 79705
229018 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa (TX) 79762-0001
227304 Odessa College Odessa (TX) 79764

Post offices near Midland

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Midland Post Office Midland (TX) 79701
Villag Post Office Midland (TX) 79701
Claydesta Post Office Midland (TX) 79705
Grav Post Office Midland (TX) 79707
Gmf Midland Post Office Midland (TX) 79711

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Distance to Other Cities

Midland distances to largest Texas cities