Midland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 142,344 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Midland is the 29th largest community in Texas.
Midland real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Midland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Midland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Midland is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Midland who work in office and administrative support (13.15%), management occupations (11.05%), and sales jobs (10.47%).
The overall education level of Midland is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.26% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Midland in 2010 was $39,499, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,996 for a family of four. However, Midland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Midland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Midland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 42.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Midland include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Midland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.