Located in Midland County, Midland is home to approximately 134,613 Texas residents. Nearby cities include Gardendale, Odessa, Stanton, and Goldsmith. Midland is the seat for the county. Parts of Midland are located in Martin County.
Martin County is home to approximately 4,799 residents. Stanton is the county seat and the county is part of the Midland TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. Midland County is to the south of Martin County.
Midland Parks & Recreation
The parks and recreation department in Midland maintains 1,172 acres of open space, a regional park, a metropolitan park, four community parks, four specialty parks, and 31 neighborhood parks. They also manage the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.
Hogan Park Golf Course is a favorite golfing location in Midland. The park features an 18-hole course that has water hazards, sand traps, and long fairways. The course is perfect for golfers of all skill levels. There’s a pro shop and restaurant on premises.
Hogan’s Dog Run sits on 5 acres of land and provides plenty of open space for your beloved dog. There’s a special area for smaller dogs and plenty of shade. The park features restrooms, drinking water, and agility equipment.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center features an activity room, an auditorium, a gymnasium, and a training room.
Midland Homes for Sale
Midland Independent School District is comprised of 27 elementary schools, four junior high schools, two freshman high schools, one alternative school, one early college high school, and two high schools. This district enrolls 26,000 students annually. Schools that enroll students in grades 9 – 12 are Midland High School and Robert E. Lee High School.
Greenwood Independent School District is comprised of Greenwood Elementary School, Brooks Middle School, and Greenwood High School.
The percentage of residents with a high school diploma or higher is 84.2 percent. The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 27.7 percent.
The Petroleum Museum is located at 1500 W. Interstate 20 West in Midland. This address is in the 79701 zip code area. For more information, call 432-683-4403. If you’re interested in prehistoric times, you’ll want to visit this museum. They are located in the Permian Basin and provide visitors with an interactive experience that offers information on a time span that covers 230 million years.
Midland County Historical Museum is located at 301 W. Missouri Avenue in Midland. This address is in the 79701 zip code area. For more information, call 432-688-8947. From prehistoric days to 20th century times, this museum explores history through artifacts. One of the most popular exhibits surrounds the ranching life and includes hats, saddles, and other items that have been denoted by cowboys in the area.
Residents can breathe easier knowing that the air quality index is 39 percent better in Midland than the nation’s average. The pollution index is 95 percent better than the nation’s average. The average high temperature is 84 degrees in July, but it does heart up to 97 degrees in June. The average low temperature is 46 degrees in January, but it does get as low as 34 degrees. The month with the most precipitation is September.
Midland Real Estate
There are approximately 50,138 residential properties in Midland. Of those properties, 27,605 houses are owned by someone who lives there. The median home value for this area is $196,100.