Midland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 42,045 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Midland is the 35th largest community in Michigan.
Midland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Midland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Midland who work in office and administrative support (13.36%), management occupations (10.66%), and sales jobs (9.53%).
Also of interest is that Midland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the benefits of Midland is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.31 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Midland is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.63% of adults in Midland have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Midland in 2010 was $31,343, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,372 for a family of four. However, Midland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Midland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Midland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Midland include English, Irish, Polish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Midland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.