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Midland, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Midland had a population of 132,471 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Midland: Midway.

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Midland, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 132,471
Daytime Population: Workers 54,396
Daytime Population: Residents 78,677
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 133,073
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 130,933
Population in Familes 109,554
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,538
Population Density2 1,815
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $60,476
Average Household Income $90,584
Per Capita Income $34,459


Total Housing Units 52,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,155 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,577 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,448 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $178,966
Average Home Value $228,103


Total Households 49,732
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 34,173
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.46% 1.87%
Households 2.4% 1.84%
Families 2.32% 1.78%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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, 2017 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 Density # 348 80th
Diversity Index # 185 90th
Median Household Income # 392 78th
Per Capita Income # 246 86th

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