About This Place
Midway City is a census-designated place located in Orange County, California. It is bordered by the cities of Westminster to its east and Huntington Beach to its west. It was so named because it is midway between Long Beach and Santa Ana. The population was 8,485 at the 2010 census.
It is one of Orange County's oldest communities, and many of its homes are 1950s construction. It includes two mobile home parks. The residents who live here are of moderate income, with many of them senior citizens. Although the community is only 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) in area, it has over 15,000 residents.
Recently, the Local Agency Formation Commission announced that the community might be annexed to Huntington Beach, the city that is most financially capable of encompassing the community. Prior attempts for annexation have met fierce resistance from Midway's residents, who would rather have it remain an unincorporated area of the county, to maintain lower water and property tax rates than neighboring communities. Signature drives have been highly successful in repelling annexation attempts from not only Huntington Beach, but the city of Westminster to its Southwest.