Introduction to Midlothian, Texas

Midlothian, Texas, in Ellis county, is 18 miles S of Grand Prairie, Texas (center to center) and 18 miles S of Arlington, Texas.

Midlothian History

Settlers arrived in the area during the 1800s. Colonization occurred only after Sam Houston finalized the peace treaty between the Indians and the Republic of Texas in 1843. The area was initially known as "Hawkins' Spring." The present name, which comes from the Scottish county of the same name, was first used in the 1880s. The city, which was incorporated in 1888, had fourteen gins at one point. It is now called the "Cement and Steel Capital of Texas," because Midlothian is a favored location of cement manufacturers due to the presence of the Austin Escarpment chalk ridge in the area.

Midlothian and Nearby Attractions

  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Children's Museum of Waxahachie
  • Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art
  • Dallas World Aquarium

Things To Do In Midlothian

The Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art houses paintings by artists like Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Fifty six of their paintings are permanently displayed. The Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, near Midlothian, often hosts weddings on the weekends. O'Neil Ford designed this chapel in 1941. The burial site of Davy Crockett's second wife, Elizabeth Crockett, is also close to the city. The television series 'Dallas' was shot at the nearby Southfork Ranch. Camping, boating, and picnicking opportunities are available at the Cedar Hill State Park.

Midlothian Transportation

The nearest major airport is Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport.

Midlothian Higher Education

Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Cedar Valley College, and Wesleyan University are located near Midlothian.


Total Population 20,679
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 9,916
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 62.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $86,858
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 13.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,043
Median House Value $156,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.8%
US/American 0%
English 11.6%
Irish 14.1%

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

Midlothian Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles S of Grand Prairie, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles S of Arlington, Texas
County Ellis
Standard Zip Codes 76065
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.482
Longitude -96.994

Midlothian Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 75 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cedar Hill 47,089 $77,028

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

Midlothian Public Libraries

Ah Meadows Library
921 S 9TH ST
Midlothian, Texas
(972) 775-3417

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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