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Midland, Pennsylvania
Borough of Midland
Carnegie Library
Location in Beaver County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Beaver County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Beaver
Incorporated 1906
 • Type Borough Council
 • Total 1.99 sq mi (5.16 km2)
 • Land 1.81 sq mi (4.69 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
797 ft (243 m)
 • Total 2,635
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,364.84/sq mi (526.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-49184

Midland is a borough located along the Ohio River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 2,635.


Midland is located in western Beaver County at 40°38′18″N 80°27′9″W / 40.63833°N 80.45250°W / 40.63833; -80.45250 (40.638273, -80.452455). It is bordered to the northwest by Ohioville and to the northeast by Industry. To the southeast, across the Ohio River, is the borough of Shippingport, and Greene Township is to the southwest. Pennsylvania Route 68 (Midland Avenue) is the main street through the community, leading east into Industry and west to Glasgow and the Ohio border. Pennsylvania Route 168 joins PA-68 along Midland Avenue through the center of town, but splits off to the south to cross the Ohio River via the Shippingport Bridge, and climbs out of the river valley to the north via Fairview Road.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2), or 9.13%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,244
1920 5,452 338.3%
1930 6,007 10.2%
1940 6,373 6.1%
1950 6,491 1.9%
1960 6,425 −1.0%
1970 5,271 −18.0%
1980 4,310 −18.2%
1990 3,321 −22.9%
2000 3,137 −5.5%
2010 2,635 −16.0%
2019 (est.) 2,469 −6.3%

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,137 people, 1,424 households, and 817 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,537.1 people per square mile (593.7/km2). There were 1,651 housing units at an average density of 809.0 per square mile (312.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 75.71% White, 20.85% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.89% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.70% of the population.

There were 1,424 households, out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.1% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $23,117, and the median income for a family was $31,887. Males had a median income of $27,261 versus $20,078 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,066. About 17.3% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.9% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.


  • Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School – public school
  • Midland Borough School District – public school
  • Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School – public school, based in burough

Notable people

  • Ellis Cannon, sports talk show host raised here
  • John Hardon, Jesuit priest, born here, raised in Cleveland; founder of the Holy Trinity Apostolate
  • Simmie Hill, retired American Basketball Association player
  • Ralph Francis Scalera, United States District Court judge
  • Norm Van Lier, NBA player and All-Star guard with the Cincinnati Royals, Chicago Bulls, and Milwaukee Bucks
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