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Midland, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Midland had a population of 42,616 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Midland is located at latitude 43.6248 and longitude -84.232 in Midland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Midland (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.74 sq. miles and a water area of 1.99 sq. miles. Midland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Midland are located in Midland County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Bay County.

The City of Midland (GNIS ID: 1626736) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Midland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Midland, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,616
Population in Households 41,516
Population in Familes 32,183
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,100
Population Density1 1,263
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 17,932
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 11,030
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,066 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,866 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,238 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $149,174
Average Home Value $185,600


Median Household Income $55,346
Average Household Income $84,915
Per Capita Income $36,236
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.13%
Households 0.38% 0.2%
Families 0.39% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Midland, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Midland to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 29 96th
Population Density1 # 258 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 196 72nd
Median Household Income # 136 80th
Per Capita Income # 56 92nd

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