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Midland County, Texas
Midland County tx seal
Map of Texas highlighting Midland County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1885
Seat Midland
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

902 sq mi (2,336 km²)
900 sq mi (2,331 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.19%
 - (2000)
 - Density

129/sq mi (50/km²)

Midland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. Midland County is included in the Midland, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Midland is named for the fact that the county is located halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railway. The seat of the county is the city of Midland6. The population was 116,009 at the 2000 census.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,336 km² (902 sq mi). 2,332 km² (900 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.19%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 116,009 people, 42,745 households, and 30,947 families residing in the county. The population density was 50/km² (129/sq mi). There were 48,060 housing units at an average density of 21/km² (53/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 77.32% White, 6.98% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 12.17% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. 29.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 42,745 households out of which 38.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.20% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,082, and the median income for a family was $47,269. Males had a median income of $36,924 versus $24,708 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,369. 12.90% of the population and 10.30% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.20% are under the age of 18 and 7.90% are 65 or older.

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Coordinates: 31°53′N 102°01′W / 31.89, -102.02

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