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Midland, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Midland had a population of 128,674 as of July 1, 2016. Midland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Midland is located at latitude 32.0284 and longitude -102.1121 in Midland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Midland (see map below) encompass a land area of 73.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Midland County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,779 feet.

The City of Midland (GNIS ID: 2411096) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Midland is located within Midland Division of Midland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Midland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Midland: Midway.

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Midland, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 128,674
Population in Households 127,098
Population in Familes 106,363
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,576
Population Density1 1,763
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 47,804
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 32,811
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 50,877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,843 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,961 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,073 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $173,520
Average Home Value $217,388


Median Household Income $58,537
Average Household Income $85,842
Per Capita Income $32,368
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.38% 1.76%
Households 2.14% 1.68%
Families 2.03% 1.6%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Midland, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Midland to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 99th
Population Density1 # 361 79th
Diversity Index2 # 187 89th
Median Household Income # 391 78th
Per Capita Income # 252 86th

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