Midland, Texas

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Midland, Texas
City of Midland
Downtown Midland in 2007
Downtown Midland in 2007
Nickname(s): 
"The Tall City"
Motto(s): 
"Feel the Energy!"
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 32°0′N 102°6′W / 32.000°N 102.100°W / 32.000; -102.100Coordinates: 32°0′N 102°6′W / 32.000°N 102.100°W / 32.000; -102.100
Country United States of America
State Texas
CountiesMidland, Martin
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorJerry Morales[1]
 • City Council[1]
 • City ManagerCourtney Sharp[2]
Area
 • City71.5 sq mi (185.2 km2)
 • Land71.3 sq mi (184.7 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation
2,782 ft (848 m)
Population
(2015)
 • City132,950 (US: 196th)
 • Density1,558.9/sq mi (601.8/km2)
 • Metro
295,987
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
79701-12
Area code(s)432
FIPS code48-48072[3]
GNIS feature ID1341547[4]
DemonymMidlander
Websitemidlandtexas.gov

Midland is a city in the American state of Texas. It is called Midland, because it is the midway point between two bigger cities in Texas, Fort Worth and El Paso. Oil was discovered in the region in 1923 and is still a larger part of the economy.

Midland is also famous as the hometown of former First Lady Barbara Walker Bush. She and her husband, former president George H. W. Bush lived there, with their children including the later US President George W. Bush and his wife Laura, and his brother Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mayor & City Council". City of Midland, Texas. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  2. "City Management". City of Midland, Texas. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.