Midway, Texas

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Midway, Texas
Downtown Midway, 2010
Downtown Midway, 2010
Location of Midway, Texas in Madison County
Location of Midway, Texas in Madison County
Midway, Texas is located in Texas
Midway, Texas
Midway, Texas
Location in Texas
Coordinates: 31°1′23″N 95°45′4″W / 31.02306°N 95.75111°W / 31.02306; -95.75111Coordinates: 31°1′23″N 95°45′4″W / 31.02306°N 95.75111°W / 31.02306; -95.75111
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.61 sq mi (4.16 km2)
 • Land1.59 sq mi (4.11 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
249 ft (76 m)
 • Total173
 • Density148.71/sq mi (57.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code936
FIPS code48-48180[2]
GNIS feature ID1362795[3]

Midway is a city in Madison County, Texas, United States at the junction of the La Bahía Road (now Texas State Highway 21) and the Old San Antonio Road in northeastern Madison County.

Midway was the birthplace of George McJunkin, who was born a slave.


Midway is located at 31°1′23″N 95°45′4″W / 31.02306°N 95.75111°W / 31.02306; -95.75111 (31.023176, –95.751081).[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.



Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
Midway racial composition as of 2020[6]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 126 72.83%
Black or African American (NH) 23 13.29%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 2 1.16%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 4 2.31%
Hispanic or Latino 18 10.4%
Total 173

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 173 people, 114 households, and 87 families residing in the city.

As of the census[2] of 2000, 288 people, 120 households, and 86 families resided in the city. The population density was 179.6 people per square mile (69.5/km2). The 151 housing units averaged 94.2 per square mile (36.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.90% White, 15.97% African American, 0.35% Native American, 1.39% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.21% of the population.

Of the 120 households, 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were not families; 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.83.

Post office

In the city, the population was distributed as 24.0% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,875, and for a family was $39,167. Males had a median income of $24,145 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,824. About 6.8% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under the age of 18 and 28.9% of those 65 or over.


The Ferguson Unit, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison for men, is located in unincorporated Madison County, near Midway.[9]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Midway has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[10]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  7. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  8. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Ferguson Unit Archived 2010-07-25 at the Wayback Machine." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on July 16, 2010.
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Midway, Texas
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[7][8]