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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population128,051
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens10.3%
Employed Population 16+64,057
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married51.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.2%
Median Earnings25+$44,854
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,761
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,649

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,852
% Above Poverty Level91.6%
% Below Poverty Level8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$1,143
Median House Value$182,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.6%
German10.4%
Irish7.8%
English7.1%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Italian1.3%
African0.7%
Polish0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Russian0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Midland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Midland County
Standard Zip Codes79701, 79703, 79705, 79706, 79707
P.O. Box Zip Codes79702, 79704, 79708, 79710, 79711, 79712
Phone Area Codes432
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.99
Approximate Longitude-102.08

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 4 ENE
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp30 to 60 F
Apr Temp48 to 82 F
Jul Temp68 to 96 F
Oct Temp51 to 80 F
Annual Precip14.8 inches
StationANDREWS
Distance36.9 miles
Jan Temp30 to 58 F
Apr Temp49 to 81 F
Jul Temp68 to 95 F
Oct Temp51 to 79 F
Annual Precip15.1 inches
StationCRANE 2 E
Distance43.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 60 F
Apr Temp52 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip15.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Odessa114,258$70,929
Stanton2,839$72,656

Midland Public Libraries

Midland County Public Library
301 W MISSOURI AVE
Midland, Texas
(432) 688-4320

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Midland Hospitals

Allegiance Health Center Permian Basin
(Proprietary)
207 Tradewinds Boulevard
(432) 699-3215
Continuecare Hospital Of Midland
(Proprietary)
4214 Andrews Highway Suite 320
Oceans Behavioral Hospital Of The Permian Basin
(Proprietary)
3300 South Fm 1788
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Midland/odessa
(Proprietary)
1800 Heritage Boulevard
Midland Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
400 Rosalind Redfern Grover Parkway

Midland Public Schools

Carver Center
1300 E Wall St
ZIP: 79701
(432) 240-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Crockett El
401 E Parker Ave
ZIP: 79701
(432) 240-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
De Zavala El
705 N Lee St
ZIP: 79701
(432) 240-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Houston El
2000 W Louisiana Ave
ZIP: 79701
(432) 240-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
James Bowie Fine Arts Academy
805 Elk
ZIP: 79701
(432) 689-1401
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Lamar El
3200 Kessler Ave
ZIP: 79701
(432) 240-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Midland Academy Charter School
500 N Baird St
ZIP: 79701
(432) 686-0003
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Midland Alternative Program
2101 W Missouri
ZIP: 79701
(432) 240-4706
High
Total Enrollment 36
Midland Freshman H S
100 E Gist Ave
ZIP: 79701
(432) 689-1200
Other
Total Enrollment 786
Midland H S
906 W Illinois Ave
ZIP: 79701
(432) 689-1100
High
Total Enrollment 2165
Ralph Bunche El
700 S Jackson St
ZIP: 79701
(432) 240-1000
San Jacinto J H
1400 N N St
ZIP: 79701
(432) 689-1350
Middle
Total Enrollment 709
South El
200 W Dakota Ave
ZIP: 79701
(432) 240-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Travis El
900 E Gist Ave
ZIP: 79701
(432) 240-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 850
Viola M Coleman H S
1600 E Golf Course Rd
ZIP: 79701
(432) 689-5000
High
Total Enrollment 170
Washington Math/science Institute
1800 E Wall St
ZIP: 79701
(432) 240-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Alamo J H
3800 W Storey Ave
ZIP: 79703
(432) 689-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 791
Bonham El
909 Bonham St
ZIP: 79703
(432) 240-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 852
Burnet El
900 S Raymond Rd
ZIP: 79703
(432) 240-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Henderson El
4800 Graceland Dr
ZIP: 79703
(432) 240-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Jones El
4919 Shadylane Dr
ZIP: 79703
(432) 240-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Long El
4200 Cedar Spring Dr
ZIP: 79703
(432) 240-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
Premier H S Of Midland
4320 W Illinois Ave
ZIP: 79703
(432) 682-0384
High
Total Enrollment 99
Richard Milburn Academy Midland
3303 W Illinois 14
ZIP: 79703
(432) 522-7200
High
Total Enrollment 183
Texas Leadership Of Midland
3300 Thomas Ave
ZIP: 79703
(432) 242-7117
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Early College H S At Midland College
3600 N Garfield, Allison Fine Arts Bldg
ZIP: 79705
(432) 685-4641
High
Total Enrollment 283
Emerson El
2800 Moss Ave
ZIP: 79705
(432) 240-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Fannin El
2400 Fannin Ave
ZIP: 79705
(432) 240-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 666
Goddard J H
2500 Haynes Ave
ZIP: 79705
(432) 689-1300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1051
Lee Freshman H S
1400 E Oak Ave
ZIP: 79705
(432) 689-1250
Other
Total Enrollment 792
Milam El
301 E Dormard Ave
ZIP: 79705
(432) 240-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Pease Communications/technology Academy
1700 E Magnolia Ave
ZIP: 79705
(432) 240-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Santa Rita El
5306 Whitman St
ZIP: 79705
(432) 240-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Barbara Yarbrough El
6000 Riverfront Dr
ZIP: 79706
(432) 240-1000
Greenwood El
10800 Hwy 307
ZIP: 79706
(432) 685-7821
Primary
Total Enrollment 1053
Greenwood H S
2700 Fm 1379
ZIP: 79706
(432) 685-7805
High
Total Enrollment 575
James R Brooks Middle
2700 Fm 1379
ZIP: 79706
(432) 685-7837
Middle
Total Enrollment 528
Abell J H
3201 Heritage Blvd
ZIP: 79707
(432) 689-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1012
Barbara Fasken El
5806 Val Verde
ZIP: 79707
(432) 240-1000
Bush El
5001 Preston Dr
ZIP: 79707
(432) 240-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 687
Greathouse El
5107 Greathouse Ave
ZIP: 79707
(432) 240-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 757
Lee H S
3500 Neely Ave
ZIP: 79707
(432) 689-1600
High
Total Enrollment 2145
Parker El
3800 Norwood St
ZIP: 79707
(432) 240-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Rusk El
2601 Wedgewood St
ZIP: 79707
(432) 240-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Scharbauer El
2115 Hereford Blvd
ZIP: 79707
(432) 240-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 863

Midland Private Schools

First Baptist Child Development Center
2104 W Louisiana Ave
ZIP: 79701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Grace Lutheran Early Child Program
3000 W Golf Course Rd
ZIP: 79701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Ann S School
2000 W Texas Ave
ZIP: 79701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 281
Crestview Baptist Early Childhood Center
301 N Loop 250 W
ZIP: 79703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Midland Montessori School
1011 Austin St
ZIP: 79703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 77
Bynum School
8404 W Cr 60
ZIP: 79705
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
Hillcrest School
3510 N A St Bldg C
ZIP: 79705
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
Midland Christian School
2001 Culver Dr
ZIP: 79705
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1147
The Hillander School
1600 W Wadley Ave
ZIP: 79705
Elementary
Total Enrollment 203
Trinity School
3500 W Wadley Ave
ZIP: 79707
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 455
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