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Midway, Florida
City
Midway City Hall
Midway City Hall
Motto(s): 
"A City of Progress & Possibilities"
Location in Gadsden County and the state of Florida
Location in Gadsden County and the state of Florida
Country United States
State Florida
Counties Gadsden
Area
 • Total 9.70 sq mi (25.12 km2)
 • Land 9.62 sq mi (24.90 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.22 km2)
Elevation
200 ft (60 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,537
 • Density 367.86/sq mi (142.03/km2)
ZIP Code
32343
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-45425
GNIS feature ID 0306037

Midway is a city in Gadsden County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,004 at the 2010 census, up from 1,446 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Midway is located in eastern Gadsden County at 30°29′42″N 84°27′45″W / 30.494878°N 84.462590°W / 30.494878; -84.462590. The city limits extend from the Little River in the west to the Ochlockonee River in the east. The Ochlockonee forms the Gadsden County–Leon County border.

The city is located along Interstate 10, with access from Exit 192 (U.S. Route 90). I-10 leads east 12 miles (19 km) to Tallahassee and west 52 miles (84 km) to Marianna. US 90 leads northwest 11 miles (18 km) to Quincy, the Gadsden County seat, and east 12 miles into Tallahassee.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Midway has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.9 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.35%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 852
2000 1,446 69.7%
2010 3,004 107.7%
2020 3,537 17.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,004 people, 1,204 households, and 789 families residing in the city. The population density was 377.1 inhabitants per square mile (145.8/km2). There were 1,075 housing units at an average density of 191.4 per square mile (56.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.90% African American, 10.80% White, 1.00% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 2.10% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.80% of the population.

There were 1,204 households, out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 33.4% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,875, and the median income for a family was $26,389. Males had a median income of $21,650 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,287. About 26.2% of families and 31.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.7% of those under age 18 and 28.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Gadsden County School District operates public schools serving Midway. As of 2017 Gadsden County High School (formerly East Gadsden High School) is the only remaining zoned high school in the county due to the consolidation of West Gadsden High School's high school section into East Gadsden High. From 2003 until 2017 East Gadsden High served as the high school for Midway.

Previously the district operated Midway Magnet School, an early childhood center constructed on land donated by Pat McLain, who once served as the mayor of Midway. The district had planned to make it into an elementary school.

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