Midland (Michigan)

Midland County Bay County


Midland is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan in the Tri -Cities region of the state. The city is the county seat of Midland County. Most of the city is incorporated in Midland Township. A small portion of the city is located in Bay County. According to the census in the year in the city lived 2000 41.685 inhabitants.

In Midland, the headquarters of the Dow Chemical Company, which was founded there in 1897 is located. By opening a plant in the DOW in Handa, Japan, a town twinning was signed with the city. The Dow Corning Corporation, and Chemical Bank have their headquarters in Midland.


According to the census of 2000, there were 41,685 inhabitants in 16,743 households and 11,000 families. The population density was 484.5 people per km ².

In 33.2 % of households were living children under 18 years and 54.4 % were married. 28.6 % of all households were singles. The average household size was 2.42 individuals and the average family size was 3.00.

25.9 % of residents were under 18, 10.2 % from 18 to 24, 27.9% 25-44, 22.2% between 45 and 64 and 13.9 % were older than 65 years. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females population were 92.0 males.

The average household income was $ 48,444, and the median family income is $ 64,949.


The city is served regularly on the MBS International Airport near Freeland, and Bishop International Airport in Flint.

There is no regular public transport facilities. Residents can advance a so-called subsidized " Dial-A- Ride" in the city or outside a " County Connection" for a fixed fee set order. There are a small number of taxis, which can be ordered via phone.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has are an area of 90.5 km ², of which 86 km ² of land and 4.5 km ² water surface. Midland is part of the Flint Tri -Cities.


  • Midland Public Schools Herbert Henry Dow High School "Home of the Chargers"
  • "Home of the Chemics "
  • "Home of the Cavaliers "
  • "Home of the Huskies "
  • "Home of the Vikings "
  • "Home of the Eagles "
  • "Home of the Lancers "

Attractions and facilities

Midland offers many cultural conversations in musical, scientific and artistic Article

The Midland Center for the Arts offers exhibits in science, art and technology. The center is equipped with two modern auditorium for 400 spectators and 1500, where, among other things, the Midland Symphony and Theatre Guild occur.

Midland has more than 80 parks with a total area of 12 km ² park land. In the parks there are great picnic areas, children's playgrounds, a swimming pool and a large Softball Complex. The CivIV Arena offers ice skaters two NHL ice rinks and an indoor ice rink according to the standards of the Olympic Committee.

For Walker, joggers, BMX riders and golfers, the city offers facilities.

The former garden of the DOW - founder, Herbert H. Dow, the public and features an abundance of plants. The public library was donated by Grace A. Dow was from.

Due to the number of more than 100 worship places Midland has been nicknamed "the city of beautiful churches."

The Tridge is a three- foot bridge in the city center in St. Charles Park of Midland. The bridge was built in 1981. The construction costs amounted to 732,000 U.S. dollars. The bridge is used by pedestrians, cyclists and skateboarders. Fishing from the bridge is prohibited. The Tridge is next to the Midland Farmers Market and was in recent decades a symbol of the city. At night, the bridge is illuminated.

Historic Sites

There are four historical sites in Midland:

  • The John and Almira Kelly House
  • Midland County Courthouse
  • Origins of Salt Industry / State Saltwell No. 1
  • The Upper Bridge

Sons and daughters of the town