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Midland County, Michigan
Seal of Midland County, Michigan
Map

Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the USA highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1831, reorganized 1855
Seat Midland
Largest City Midland
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

528 sq mi (1,368 km²)
516 sq mi (1,336 km²)
12 sq mi (31 km²), 2.2%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

83,629
162/sq mi (63/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.midland.mi.us

Midland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 83,629. The county seat is Midland. The county's name is due to its closeness to the geographical Lower Peninsula's geographical center. It was set off in 1831. Organization did not take place until 1850, and that 1850 organization "was never implemented:" It was not until 1855 that the county was effectively organized.

Midland County comprises the Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Saginaw-Midland-Bay City Combined Statistical Area in the Mid/Central Michigan region.

Geography

See also: List of parks in Midland County, Michigan

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 528 square miles (1,370 km2), of which 516 square miles (1,340 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (2.2%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Transportation

Highways

  • US 10

  • BUS US 10
  • M-18
  • M-20
  • M-30

Airports

Scheduled airline service is available from MBS International Airport in Freeland, Michigan and Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan. Midland also has a general aviation airport, Jack Barstow Municipal Airport.

Public transportation

There is no regularly scheduled public transportation (bus service). Residents can call in advance to schedule pickup for transport within the county by two government sponsored agencies ("Dial-A-Ride" within the city of Midland and "County Connection" for those outside the city of Midland but still within Midland County) for a nominal fee.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 65
1860 787 1,110.8%
1870 3,285 317.4%
1880 6,893 109.8%
1890 10,657 54.6%
1900 14,439 35.5%
1910 14,005 −3.0%
1920 17,237 23.1%
1930 19,150 11.1%
1940 27,094 41.5%
1950 35,662 31.6%
1960 51,450 44.3%
1970 63,769 23.9%
1980 73,578 15.4%
1990 75,651 2.8%
2000 82,874 9.5%
2010 83,629 0.9%
Est. 2015 83,632 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 82,874 people, 31,769 households, and 22,683 families residing in the county. The population density was 159 people per square mile (61/km²). There were 33,796 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile (25/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.50% White, 1.05% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.6% were of German, 11.5% English, 10.2% United States or American, 8.9% Irish and 6.1% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.7% spoke only English, while 1.6% spoke Spanish at home.

There were 31,769 households out of which 34.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,674, and the median income for a family was $55,483. Males had a median income of $45,656 versus $27,470 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,383. About 5.70% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.50% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Religion

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw is the controlling regional body for the Catholic Church.

Communities

Midland-Co-MI-Township-Map
Midland County, MI Township boundary map

Cities

Village

Townships


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