Midland is a town in Allegany County, Maryland, United States, along the Georges Creek Valley. It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 446 at the 2010 census.
Midland was founded in 1850 as a coal-mining community, though today only some strip mining remains.
Midland is located at 39°35′23″N 78°56′56″W / 39.58972°N 78.94889°W / 39.58972; -78.94889 (39.589842, -78.948772).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km), all land.
The town of Midland is 1,600 feet (490 m) above sea level, is located 5 miles (8 km) south of Frostburg and 3 miles (5 km) north of Lonaconing. Paradise Run and Neff’s Run carry the precipitation from Dan’s Mountain on the east to Georges Creek, while Squirrel Neck Run feeds it from the west off Savage Mountain.
Approximately three miles beyond the town’s limits is an outcropping known as Dan’s Rock, from which it is possible to view the eastern end of the county and nearby West Virginia.
As of the census of 2010, there were 446 people, 189 households, and 117 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,347.4 inhabitants per square mile (906.3/km). There were 214 housing units at an average density of 1,126.3 per square mile (434.9/km). The racial makeup of the town was 98.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 189 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.1% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92.
The median age in the town was 43.3 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 473 people, 189 households, and 123 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,500.3 people per square mile (961.2/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 1,115.4 per square mile (428.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.37% White and 0.63% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.
There were 189 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the town, the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $32,404, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $22,115 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,318. About 6.2% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.