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Midland, Texas

Midland Texas
Full nameCity of Midland
Official nameCity of Midland
Settlement typeCity
Motto"The Sky's the Limit"
CountryUnited States United States
CountiesMidland, Martin
City CouncilMayor Wes Perry
Michael Trost
John James
Scott Dufford
Jerry Morales
Jeff Sparks
Vicky Hailey
City ManagerCourtney Sharp
Total Area71.5 sq mi (185.2 km2)
Land Area71.3 sq mi (184.7 km2)
Water Area0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation2782 ft (848 m)
Total Population111147 (2010)
Density (pop.)601.7/km2 (1558.9/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)266941
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-6)
Area code432
FIPS code48-48072 
GNIS feature ID1341547 

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Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. A small portion of the city extends into Martin County. As of 2010, the population of Midland was 111,147. It is the principal city of the Midland, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Midland County. The metropolitan area is also a component of the larger Midland - Odessa, Texas Combined Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 266,941 as of July 1, 2009. People in Midland are called Midlanders.

Midland was originally founded as the midway point between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1881. The city has received national recognition as the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush and a childhood home of former President George W. Bush.

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