Midlothian, Texas

Midlothian, Texas
Midlothian, Texas
—  City
Location of Midlothian, Texas
Coordinates: 32°28′49″N 96°59′22″W / 32.48028°N 96.98944°W / 32.48028; -96.98944Coordinates: 32°28′49″N 96°59′22″W / 32.48028°N 96.98944°W / 32.48028; -96.98944
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Ellis
 – Type Council-Manager
 – City Council Mayor Boyce Whatley
Jamie Wickliffe
Bill Houston
Jason Kyle
Joe Frizzell
Hank Miller
Steve Massey
 – City Manager Don Hastings
 – Total 37.9 sq mi (98.1 km2)
 – Land 37.7 sq mi (97.7 km2)
 – Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 755 ft (230 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 7,480
 – Density 198.4/sq mi (76.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76065
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-48096[1]
GNIS feature ID 1341552[2]
Website midlothian.tx.us
Midlothian's current motto
Midlothian's old motto

Midlothian is a city in northwest Ellis County, Texas, United States. It is the hub for the cement industry in North Texas as it is the home to three separate cement production facilities, as well as a steel mill. Midlothian is also a fast growing community with a growth rate of 142% since 2000. The population was 18,037 at the 2010 census.



Midlothian is located at 32°28′49″N 96°59′22″W / 32.48028°N 96.98944°W / 32.48028; -96.98944 (32.480169, -96.989350)[3].

Adjacent cities are Cedar Hill to the north, Grand Prairie to the northwest, Venus to the southwest, Waxahachie to the southeast, and Ovilla to the northeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 98.1 km2 (37.9 sq mi), of which 37.7 square miles (98 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.50%) is water. Midlothian's extraterritorial jurisdiction includes another 33 square miles (85 km2).[citation needed]


The population density was 198.4 people per square mile (76.6/km²). There were 2,792 housing units at an average density of 74.0 per square mile (28.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.00% White, 2.91% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.94% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.11% of the pn.

There were 2,650 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,464, and the median income for a family was $55,055. Males had a median income of $37,151 versus $27,209 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,329. About 4.4% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.


Prior to 1929 and the Great Depression, a number of businesses flourished in the city. The two largest business enterprises centered around cotton and cattle-raising. The region was transformed in later years by the arrival of the cement industry. Midlothian became a prime area for cement quarrying due to the Austin Chalk Escarpment, a unique geological formation that runs north-south through the City. Three of the top ten largest cement factories in the United States operate in the city: Texas Industries ("TXI"), Holcim and Ash Grove. Gerdau Ameristeel, formerly Chaparral Steel, a large steel factory is adjacent to TXI's cement plant.

A large industrial park, Railport, is located along U.S. 67 on the southwestern side of the city. Railport is home to several distribution facilities including Target, Toys R US, and QuikTrip.

The north side of the city is also host to MidTexas International Center’s Auto Park, a large automobile distribution and processing center and Texas Central Business Lines a rail transload facility.


The City of Midlothian is served by the Midlothian Independent School District. Navarro College of Corsicana, Texas operates a campus in the city.

MISD students have historically excelled in a number of extracurricular activities. Midlothian High School, called the "Panthers", students have been awarded numerous times in Agricultural, Problem Solvers competitions, and high quality music organizations. The Midlothian High School baseball, soccer, and softball teams are often seen in the 4A playoff bracket. A 14,000,000 dollar multi-purpose athletic stadium was constructed in 2006.

Midlothian had two National Merit Finalists in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Official motto

Current:[citation needed]

  • DFW's Southern Star

Previous:[citation needed]

  • Cement Capital of Texas
  • The Steel and Cement Capital of Texas
  • Gateway to the Super Collider


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