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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population42,063
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+18,725
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married51.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.9%
Median Earnings25+$37,460
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,044
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,665

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,456
% Above Poverty Level85.4%
% Below Poverty Level14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone31.5%
Median Gross Rent$750
Median House Value$140,900

Ancestry

German27.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16%
English11.5%
Irish10.6%
Polish8.4%
French Except Basque5.5%
Italian3.4%
Scottish3.2%
Dutch3.1%
Swedish2.2%
Canadian1.6%
Norwegian1.1%
Russian0.9%
Slovak0.8%
Finnish0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
African0.3%
Greek0.3%
Arab0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Midland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Midland County
Standard Zip Codes48640, 48642
P.O. Box Zip Codes48641
Company Zip Codes48667, 48670, 48674, 48686
Phone Area Codes989
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude43.62
Approximate Longitude-84.22

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)

StationMIDLAND
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip30.6 inches
StationSAGINAW CONSUMERS PWR CO
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
StationSTANDISH 5 SW
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp10 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 54 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn1,935$62,708
Bay City34,110$44,438
Breckenridge1,160$42,566
Coleman1,402$31,600
Merrill717$50,833
Sanford931$55,500

Midland Public Libraries

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
1710 WEST SAINT ANDREWS ROAD
Midland, Michigan
(989) 837-3430

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Midland Hospitals

Midmichigan Medical Center-midland
(Non-profit)
4000 Wellness Drive

Midland Public Schools

Siebert School
5700 Siebert St
ZIP: 48640
(989) 923-7835
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Pine River Elementary School
1894 East Pine River Rd
ZIP: 48640
(989) 631-5121
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Bullock Creek Elementary School
1037 South Poseyville Rd
ZIP: 48640
(989) 832-8691
Primary
Total Enrollment 231
Bullock Creek High School
1420 South Badour Rd
ZIP: 48640
(989) 631-2340
High
Total Enrollment 535
Mcesa And Sugnet School Classroom Programs
3917 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 48640
(989) 631-5890
Other
Total Enrollment 143
Jefferson Middle School
800 West Chapel Ln
ZIP: 48640
(989) 923-5873
Middle
Total Enrollment 871
Eastlawn School
115 Eastlawn Dr
ZIP: 48640
(989) 923-7112
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Windover High School
919 Smith Rd
ZIP: 48640
(989) 832-0852
High
Total Enrollment 98
H.h. Dow High School
3901 North Saginaw Rd
ZIP: 48640
(989) 923-5382
High
Total Enrollment 1261
Woodcrest Elementary School
5500 Drake St
ZIP: 48640
(989) 923-7940
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Midland Academy Of Advanced And Creative Studies
4653 East Bailey Bridge Rd
ZIP: 48640
(989) 496-2404
Other
Total Enrollment 209
Bullock Creek Middle School
644 South Badour Rd
ZIP: 48640
(989) 631-9260
Middle
Total Enrollment 458
Floyd School
725 South 8 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48640
(989) 832-2081
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Carpenter School
1407 West Carpenter St
ZIP: 48640
(989) 923-6411
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Academic And Career Education Academy
884 East Isabella Rd
ZIP: 48640
(989) 631-5202
High
Total Enrollment 139
Adams Elementary School
1005 Adams Dr
ZIP: 48642
(989) 923-6037
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Plymouth Elementary School
1105 East Sugnet Rd
ZIP: 48642
(989) 923-7616
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Northeast Middle School
1305 East Sugnet Rd
ZIP: 48642
(989) 923-5772
Middle
Total Enrollment 948
Chestnut Hill School
3900 Chestnut Hill Dr
ZIP: 48642
(989) 923-6634
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Midland High School
1301 Eastlawn Dr
ZIP: 48642
(989) 923-5181
High
Total Enrollment 1390

Midland Private Schools

St John's Lutheran School
505 E Carpenter St
ZIP: 48640
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
St Brigid Catholic School
130 W Larkin St
ZIP: 48640
Elementary
Total Enrollment 187
Midland Christian School
4417 W Wackerly St
ZIP: 48640
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 80
Calvary Baptist Academy
6100 Pevrie Rd
ZIP: 48640
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 279
Blessed Sacrament Elementary School
3109 Swede Ave
ZIP: 48642
Elementary
Total Enrollment 135
Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran School
907 Mattes Dr
ZIP: 48642
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
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