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Midland, Texas

Midland is a city located in Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 94,996. It is the county seat of Midland County6.

Midland is home to the Midland RockHounds, a Texas League Minor league baseball team.

The town received national attention when on October 14, 1987 18 month old Jessica McClure ("Baby Jessica") fell down an abandoned well in Midland. Her nationally televised rescue took 58 hours.


Midland is located at 32°0'18" North, 102°5'57" West (32.005072, -102.099239)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 173.0 km² (66.8 mi²). 172.5 km² (66.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.28% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 94,996 people, 35,674 households, and 25,221 families residing in the city. The population density is 550.6/km² (1,426.2/mi²). There are 39,855 housing units at an average density of 231.0/km² (598.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 75.51% White, 8.37% African American, 0.63% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 12.49% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. 28.99% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 35,674 households out of which 37.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% are married couples living together, 11.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% are non-families. 25.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.19.

In the city the population is spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $39,320, and the median income for a family is $48,290. Males have a median income of $37,566 versus $24,794 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,884. 12.9% of the population and 10.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.4% are under the age of 18 and 8.0% are 65 or older.

Midland has Midland International Airport, which serves Midland and nearby Odessa, Texas.