Midland County is located in the state of Texas. The county seat is the city of Midland. The population of Midland County is 151,468 people. People continue to move to Midland County, increasing the population each year. The percentage of the population of Midland County that are 65 years or older is 10.3%. The percentage of the population under the age of 18 is 27.5%. The percentage of the population with a high school diploma or higher is 81.8%.
The median household income for Midland County is $62,993. This amount is higher than the median income for the state of Texas. The median home value in Midland County is $148,600. The percentage of the population that own homes is 67.7%. This number is slightly higher than the Texas average. The percentage of the population classified as below the poverty level is 10.4%. This number is significantly less than the average for the state. There are approximately 8,820 Veterans living in Midland County.
Midland County has 900.30 square miles of total land area. The county is located in the Midland – Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Adjacent counties include Andrews County, Martin County, Upton County, Ector County, and Glasscock County.
Midland County is served by the Midland Independent School District. This school district has 24 elementary schools, 4 junior high schools, 2 freshman schools, 4 high schools, 1 alternative school, and 1 advanced technology center..
Midland County has a semi-arid climate. Winters are short and moderate. Summers are long and hot. The average high temperature is in the month of July at 94.6 degrees. The average low temperature is in the month of January at 30.3 degrees. The highest recorded temperature was during a month of June at 116 degrees. The lowest recorded temperature was during a month of February at -11 degrees. This area receives most of its precipitation during the summer months.
Major employers in Midland County include Midland Independent School District, Dawson Geophysical, Midland Memorial Hospital & Medical Center, Walmart, City of Midland, and Midland College. Other major employers include Baker Hughes, Warren Equipment Companies, Midland County, and Concho Resources.