Midland County and City: A Place to Call Home
A Strong History Plus New Development
The Midland County
metro area encompasses about 516 square miles with a population of almost 84,000, and includes the cities of Midland and Coleman, Village of Sanford, and the townships of Edenville, Geneva, Greendale, Homer, Hope, Ingersoll, Jasper, Jerome, Larkin, Lee, Lincoln, Midland, Mills, Mount Haley, Porter and Warren. The county offers a mixture of rural, suburban and urban communities.
The largest city within Midland County, the City of Midland
, is home to about 41,000 residents. Incorporated as a logging county in the 1850s, the Midland area changed forever in 1890 when Herbert Henry Dow arrived in Midland armed with a new process to extract bromine from its brine-rich soils. By 1897, he'd founded The Dow Chemical Company and laid the groundwork for Midland's future as the heart of Michigan's technology basin.
Today, the Midland area can boast not only of a strong and expanding economic base, but also quality education programs, medical and sports facilities, as well as plenty of amenities and a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.