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Overview

Introduction to Midland, Texas

Midland, Texas, in Midland county, is 259 miles E of El Paso, Texas. The city is conveniently located inside the Odessa - Midland metropolitan area.

Midland History

The present day city of Midland was originally known as Midway because it was located between Fort Worth and El Paso. Later, it's name was changed because another city in Texas had the same name. In its initial years, Midland was basically a small farming and ranching community. The economic condition of the city changed during 1923 when oil was discovered in the Permian Basin. The city is the hometown of George W. Bush, former President of the United States.

Midland and nearby Attractions

  • Midland County Museum
  • Permian Basin Petroleum Museum
  • Confederate Air Force and American Airpower Heritage Museum
  • Museum of the Southwest Complex
  • Big Spring State Park

Things To Do In Midland

During your stay in Midland, you can spend your leisure hours at Tolbert Park, Trinity Park, C J Kelly Park, Doug Russell Park, Fasken Park, and Halff Park. You can also visit Midland County Historical Museum and Museum of the Southwest to explore the area's history. The Midland Park Shopping Center offers world class shopping facilities. The American Airpower Heritage Museum displays more than 50,000 artifacts of World War II. You can also visit the childhood home of George W. Bush.

Midland Transportation

Midland International Airport is nearby.

Midland Higher Education

Midland College and International Business School are located within the city.

People

Total Population 123,820
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 62,027
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.3%
Median Earnings25+ $43,013
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,192
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,547

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,716
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,094
Median House Value $171,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 8.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Midland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 259 miles E of El Paso, Texas
County Midland
Metro Area Odessa - Midland
Standard Zip Codes 79701, 79703, 79705, 79706, 79707
P.O. Box Zip Codes 79702, 79704, 79708, 79710, 79711, 79712
Phone Area Codes 432
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.997
Longitude -102.077

Midland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MIDLAND 4 ENE
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 60 F
Apr Temp 48 to 82 F
Jul Temp 68 to 96 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches
Station ANDREWS
Distance 36.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 58 F
Apr Temp 49 to 81 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 15.1 inches
Station CRANE 2 E
Distance 43.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 60 F
Apr Temp 52 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 15.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Midland Public Libraries

Library
Midland County Public Library
301 W MISSOURI AVE
Midland, Texas
(432) 688-8991
Library Web Site

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Midland Hospitals

WEST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, LLC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
25 VILLAGE CIRCLE
(432) 571-7026
Emergency Service: Yes

MIDLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
2200 WEST ILLINOIS AVE
(432) 685-1111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Midland High Schools

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LEE H S
3500 NEELY AVE
432-689-1600
Serves 2,224 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

MIDLAND H S
906 W ILLINOIS AVE
432-689-1100
Serves 2,053 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

GREENWOOD H S
2700 F M 1379
915-685-7805
Serves 510 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

VIOLA M COLEMAN H S
1600 E GOLF COURSE RD
432-689-5000
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 246 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY - MIDLAND
2525 N GRANDVIEW STE 600
432-550-7833
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 176 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.9

MIDLAND EXCEL CAMPUS
906 W ILLINOIS AVE
432-689-1234
A Non-traditional School
Serves 105 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.6

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