Midland County, Texas

Midland County: County in Michigan, United States


Midland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 136,872 and a population density of 100 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 177,863 inhabitants. Its county seat is Midland. The county was created 193 years ago in 1830.

Midland County is located in west Texas, in the heart of the oil-rich Permian Basin. The county seat is Midland. With a population of over 190,000, Midland County is a major hub for the oil and gas industry in Texas.

History of Midland County

Midland County was created in 1885 from Tom Green County and was named for the town of Midland. Midland began as a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railway and quickly became a center for ranching. In the 1920s, oil was discovered in the Permian Basin which transformed Midland into an oil boomtown.

Economy and Industry in Midland County

The economy of Midland County heavily centers around the oil and gas industry. Numerous oil companies have offices in Midland and the area relies on drilling, pipeline, and oilfield services jobs. The Permian Basin produces over 2.5 million barrels of oil per day, making it one of the most prolific oil regions in the United States.

Cattle ranching is another important industry in Midland County. The landscape provides grazing land for raising cattle.

Attractions and Things to Do in Midland County

Some of the top attractions in Midland County include:

  • The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum which educates visitors on the science and history of oil and gas in the Permian Basin
  • The Midland County Horseshoe Arena which hosts rodeos, horse shows, and other equestrian events
  • Midland Community Theatre which produces Broadway musicals, comedies, and dramas
  • The Sibley Nature Center which features trails, wildlife exhibits, and nature programs

Midland County offers ample opportunities for outdoor recreation like golfing, hiking, fishing, and camping as well. Annual events like the Midland Rodeo highlight local culture.

With its oil-fueled economy, rich ranching history, and array of attractions, Midland County is an important part of west Texas heritage. The Permian Basin oil boom shapes its past and future.

Midland County locator map
Location of Midland County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Midland County

Population : 177,863 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Different from : Midland County
Area : 1367 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.2%
Land as percent of area : 97.8%
Altitude : 2,769 feet / 844 meters
Capital : Midland
Establishment : January 01, 1831
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 03:33:22 (18th April 2024)
Density : 130 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 23.05% (2010-2020)
Midland County 'Michigan' Courthouse image
Midland County 'Michigan' Courthouse
Midland County 'Michigan' Courthouse image


Midland County is located at 31°52'9"N 102°1'54"W (31.8691700, -102.0316200). It has 2 neighbors: Gladwin County and Gratiot County.

Midland County map

The largest city of Midland County is Midland with a population of 147,069. . See all Midland County cities & populated places.

Midland County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Midland County.

City Name Population Title
Midland 147,069 The 21st most populous city in Texas.

Midland County has 2 neighbours.

  • Midland


The population of Midland County increased by 23.05% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 136,872 - census
2011 140,224 2.39% estimation process
2012 147,332 4.82% estimation process
2013 152,356 3.3% estimation process
2014 156,725 2.79% estimation process
2015 162,328 3.45% estimation process
2016 163,850 0.93% estimation process
2017 165,318 0.89% estimation process
2018 172,505 4.17% estimation process
2019 176,832 2.45% estimation process
2020 177,863 0.58% estimation process

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People born in Midland County (1)

American movie actress Kenzie Taylor was born in Midland County

Other places with the same name (2)

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