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Welcome to Midland ...

The city of Midland is primarily located in Midland County<1> and is the County Seat for Midland County. A portion of Midland extends into Bay County.

When the people of Midland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Midlander<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Midland has a population of 41,824 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Midland.

Midland is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Midland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Midland is located in the (989) area code.

The ZIP codes for Midland: 48640-48642, 48667, 48670, 48674, 48686<5>

Websites for Midland ...

Official Website:   www.midland-mi.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.macc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Midland had an population of 41,824 people. This is a decrease of 0.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Midland had a population of 41,863 people (or 50.06% of the total population of Midland County). This makes Midland the county's most populous community.

The population of Midland represents 0.42% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 41,863 people, the population of Midland has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 41,685 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Midland.

Communities Also Named Midland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Midland - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (4), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Midland.

Communities near Midland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Midland.

  • Saginaw [Saginaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saginaw
    • Saginaw [Saginaw County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Midland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,823 people
    • Former names for Saginaw:
    • East Saginaw
    • Saginaw City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saginaw<7>
  • Bay City [Bay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay City
    • Bay City [Bay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Midland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,435 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay City<7>
  • Essexville [Bay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Essexville
    • Essexville [Bay County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Midland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,244 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Essexville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essexville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Essexville<7>
  • Auburn [Bay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Bay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Midland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,069 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Zilwaukee city [Saginaw County]
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      • Zilwaukee city [Saginaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Midland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,517 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zilwaukee city have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zilwaukee city
    • Breckenridge [Gratiot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breckenridge
      • Breckenridge [Gratiot County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Midland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breckenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Breckenridge<7>
    • Sanford [Midland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanford
      • Sanford [Midland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Midland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanford<7>
    • Merrill [Saginaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
      • Merrill [Saginaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Midland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merrill<7>
    • Averill [Midland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Averill
      • Averill [Midland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Midland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Averill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Averill
    • Fisherville [Bay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisherville
      • Fisherville [Bay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Midland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisherville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Midland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Midland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Midland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Midland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Midland. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Midland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Midland ...

Looking for more information about Midland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Midland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Midland.

Adding Midland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Midland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Midland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Midland on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Midland

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About Midland County

About Michigan

The official website for Midland: www.midland-mi.org/

The official website for Midland County: www.co.midland.mi.us/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Midland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Midland refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Midland may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Midland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Midland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Midland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Midland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Midland includes: 48640, 48641, 48667, 48670, 48674 & 48686.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Midland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Midland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MidlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Midland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6264, Longitude: -84.2270    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

 

 


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