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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,530
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens9.6%
Employed Population 16+10,271
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married60.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.7%
Median Earnings25+$44,497
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,713
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,242

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,093
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone14.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,111
Median House Value$162,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.6%
German17.7%
Irish16.1%
English14%
French Except Basque4.1%
Italian2.8%
Polish1.9%
Scottish1.8%
Norwegian1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Danishn0.9%
Czech0.8%
Russian0.8%
Canadian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Swedish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Midlothian Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ellis County
Standard Zip Codes76065
Phone Area Codes214,469,972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.49
Approximate Longitude-96.99

Midlothian Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWAXAHACHIE
Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationBURLESON
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp54 to 75 F
Jul Temp74 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches
StationCLEBURNE
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cedar Hill47,457$77,483
Mansfield63,141$100,584
Oak Leaf1,423$117,976
Ovilla3,639$94,063

Midlothian Public Libraries

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

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Midlothian Public Schools

El #7
100 Walter Stephenson Rd
ZIP: 76065
(972) 775-8296
Frank Seale Middle
700 George Hopper Rd
ZIP: 76065
(972) 775-6145
Middle
Total Enrollment 908
Irvin El
700 W Ave H
ZIP: 76065
(972) 775-8239
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
J A Vitovsky El
333 Church St
ZIP: 76065
(972) 775-5536
Primary
Total Enrollment 646
Larue Miller El
2800 Sudith Ln
ZIP: 76065
(972) 775-4497
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Longbranch El
6631 F M 1387
ZIP: 76065
(972) 775-2830
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
Midlothian H S
923 S 9th St
ZIP: 76065
(972) 775-8226
High
Total Enrollment 2390
Midlothian Heritage H S
4000 Fm 1387
ZIP: 76065
(972) 775-8296
Mt Peak El
5201 F M 663
ZIP: 76065
(972) 775-2881
Primary
Total Enrollment 706
T E Baxter El
1050 Park Pl
ZIP: 76065
(972) 775-8281
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Walnut Grove Middle School
990 N Walnut Grove Rd
ZIP: 76065
(972) 775-5355
Middle
Total Enrollment 1014
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