City Population 108,668 County Population 135,431
Midland, Texas is the regional center of the Permian Basin. Midland is located in the center of the 100-mile radius Permian Basin and is the administrative and management center for the oil and gas industry of the Permian Basin.
* 61+% of Texas' Oil Production
* 16+% of US Reserves
* 17+% of Texas' Gas Production
* 17+% of US Gas Production
*Source: Desert Analytic, Texas Comptroller's Office, US Bureau of Labor Statistics
As the administrative and management center for the oil and gas industry of the Permian Basin, economic diversification is expanding the economic base of the area, Midland has extended this significant role and established itself in:
* Aerospace and Aviation * Business and Industry
* Ranching and Agriculture
* A regional based, national chain dominated, retail service sector
Additionally, as the administrative headquarters for the Permian Basin oil industry, the Midland/Odessa MSA has:
* 7.5 million square feet of office space
* 2,300+ oil, gas and support companies
Sports luminaries also hail from Midland. NASCAR driver Bobby Hillin is a Midlander, as are Jim Hall and Chaparral Racing, world-renowned builder of Indy race cars. Midland also claims two Kentucky Derby winners, Alysheba (1988) and Tommy Lee (1959).