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Overview

Introduction to Midland, Michigan

Midland, Michigan, in Midland county, is 20 miles NW of Saginaw, Michigan and 107 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is conveniently located inside the Saginaw - Bay City - Midland metropolitan area.

Midland History

This area was an Indian village before the arrival of the Europeans. Midland County was formally established in 1850 and had a railroad running through it by 1874. It was incorporated as city in 1887. One of the most significant elements of the city, The Dow Chemical Company, was established in 1897 and its headquarters lies in Midland to this day.

Midland and nearby Attractions

  • Pere Marquette Rail-Trail
  • Chippewa Nature Center
  • Midland Community Center
  • Hangtime Sports
  • Dow Gardens
  • Midland Community Stadium
  • John and Almira Kelly House
  • The Upper Bridge

Things To Do In Midland

The city of Midland provides opportunities for a wide range of cultural activities, involving theater and musical performances. Exhibitions are frequently organized at the Midland Center for the Arts. There are more than 8 parks in the city which are spread over an area of 3,000 acres. These parks are suitable for a variety of recreational, sporting and fitness activities. The city also has local golf courses and swimming pools.

Midland Transportation

Air transportation is available at the MBS International Airport.

Midland Higher Education

Northwood University and Davenport University are local institutions of learning.

People

Total Population 41,995
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 18,447
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.6%
Median Earnings25+ $38,090
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,446
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,950

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,884
% Above Poverty Level 84.3%
% Below Poverty Level 15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $731
Median House Value $140,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 11.4%
Irish 11.1%

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

Midland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles NW of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Midland
Metro Area Saginaw - Bay City - Midland
Standard Zip Codes 48640, 48642
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48641
Company Zip Codes 48667, 48670, 48674, 48686
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.615
Longitude -84.247

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
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Station SAGINAW CONSUMERS PWR CO
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Station STANDISH 5 SW
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn 2,175 $69,022
Bay City 34,402 $44,886
Breckenridge 1,180 $41,250
Coleman 1,291 $32,656
Merrill 706 $47,344
Sanford 952 $44,375

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

Midland Public Libraries

Library
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
1710 W. ST. ANDREWS
Midland, Michigan
(989) 837-3432
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Midland Hospitals

MIDMICHIGAN MEDICAL CENTER-MIDLAND
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
4005 ORCHARD DRIVE
(989) 839-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Midland High Schools

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MIDLAND HIGH SCHOOL
1301 EASTLAWN DRIVE
989-923-5181
Serves 1,696 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

H.H. DOW HIGH SCHOOL
3901 N. SAGINAW ROAD
989-923-5382
Serves 1,458 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

MCESA AND SUGNET SCHOOL CLASSROOM PROGRAMS
3917 JEFFERSON AVENUE
989-631-5890
A Special Education School
Serves 1,020 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 39.5

BULLOCK CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
1420 S. BADOUR ROAD
989-631-2340
Serves 703 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

MIDLAND ACADEMY OF ADVANCED & CREATIVE STUDIES
4653 E. BAILEY BRIDGE ROAD
989-496-2404
A Charter School.
Serves 258 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

WINDOVER HIGH SCHOOL
32 S. HOMER ROAD
989-832-0852
A Charter School.
Serves 107 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

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