Midland, NC

Midland, situated in Cabarrus County, is a town made up of ten square miles.

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The town was founded in the early 1910s. Midland is home to the Reed Gold Mine, which marks the spot of the earliest discovery of gold in the US.


The median resident age in Midland is 52 years. The median estimated household income is about $57,000 making it about $9,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $28,000. The average price for a home in Midland is about $170,000 (2015) which is $10,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Midland is 88% White, 6% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 5% other. 89% of the population are high school graduates, with 16% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 61% are married, 8% are divorced, 2% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 23% that have never been married.

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Cabarrus County

Cabarrus belongs to Cabarrus County in the south-central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Stephen Cabarrus, is part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cabarrus County has a population of 192,000 and its largest city Concord, with a population of 86,000, is the county seat.

In 1792, the county was formed from a part of Mecklenburg County. In the 1750's the area of modern day Cabarrus County was settled by Scots-Irish and German immigrants. The two groups came together and chose Concord to be the location of the county seat in 1796. Concord was officially incorporated in 1806.

One of the first major gold finds in America was in located in southeastern Cabarrus County in 1799; the piece of gold weighed 17 pounds. This find started the gold mining of the county.

Cabarrus County borders Rowan, Union, Stanly, Mecklenburg, and Iredell counties.

Cabarrus County is made up of 364 square miles. 362 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.


The population of Midland, NC is about 3,000. The population has steadily increased since the town was founded.


The elevation of Midland, NC is 500 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Midland, NC is 28107.

Area Code

The area code for Midland, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Midland and Cabarrus County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 48% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 6%.


The unemployment rate for Midland is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%.

Construction, manufacturing, and education make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Independent Tribune is the primary newspaper that covers the Cabarrus County area.