Midway is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 2,141 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Midway is the 256th largest community in Georgia. Midway has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Midway, where the median household income is $68,313.00.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Midway, employing 6.20% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Retail and Accommodation industries employ 28.17% and 10.40% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.18% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Midway is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Midway is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Midway, the average commute to work is 33.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Midway who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.17% of the adults in Midway have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Midway in 2018 was $26,121, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,484 for a family of four. However, Midway contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Midway is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Midway home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Midway residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Midway also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Midway include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Midway is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.