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City of Midland
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Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 32°0′N 102°6′W / 32.000°N 102.100°W / 32.000; -102.100Coordinates: 32°0′N 102°6′W / 32.000°N 102.100°W / 32.000; -102.100
Country United States of America
State Texas
CountiesMidland, Martin
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorJerry Morales[1]
 • City Council[1]
 • City ManagerCourtney Sharp[2]
Area
 • City71.5 sq mi (185.2 km2)
 • Land71.3 sq mi (184.7 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation
2,782 ft (848 m)
Population
 (2015)
 • City132,950 (US: 196th)
 • Density1,558.9/sq mi (601.8/km2)
 • Metro
295,987
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
79701-12
FIPS code48-48072[3]
GNIS feature ID1341547[4]
DemonymMidlander
Websitemidlandtexas.gov

Midland is a city in the American state of Texas. It is called Midland, because it is the midway point between two bigger cities in Texas, Fort Worth and El Paso. Oil was discovered in the region in 1923 and is still a larger part of the economy.

Midland is also famous as the hometown of former First Lady Barbara Walker Bush. She and her husband, former president George H. W. Bush lived there, with their children including the later US President George W. Bush and his wife Laura, and his brother Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida.

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