At the 2010 census, the population of Midland was 111,147, and a 2018 estimate gave a total of 142,344, making it the twenty-fourth most populous city in the state of Texas. Due to the oil boom in Midland, certain officials have given population estimates above 155,000. It is the principal city of the Midland, Texas metropolitan statistical area, which includes all of Midland County, the population of which grew 4. 6 percent, between July 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012, to 151,662, respectively, according to the U. S. Census Bureau. The metropolitan area is also a component of the larger Midland–Odessa combined statistical area, which had an estimated population of 295,987 on July 1, 2012. People in Midland are called Midlanders.