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Midland, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Midland had a population of 42,589 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Midland, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 42,589
Daytime Population: Workers 12,510
Daytime Population: Residents 23,108
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,618
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 41,503
Population in Familes 32,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,086
Population Density2 1,262
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $57,332
Average Household Income $89,805
Per Capita Income $38,194


Total Housing Units 19,120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,934 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,948 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,238 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $153,580
Average Home Value $188,309


Total Households 17,882
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 10,962
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.24% 0.22%
Households 0.29% 0.26%
Families 0.25% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 2017 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 Density # 262 62nd
Diversity Index # 193 72nd
Median Household Income # 133 81st
Per Capita Income # 57 92nd

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