Middletown is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 22,900 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Middletown is the fifth largest community in Delaware. Much of the housing stock in Middletown was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Middletown economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Middletown, where the median household income is $90,134.00.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Middletown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Middletown is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middletown who work in management occupations (17.05%), healthcare (11.77%), and teaching (9.83%).
Also of interest is that Middletown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Middletown is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Middletown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Middletown, the average commute to work is 34.61 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Middletown citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.87% of adults in Middletown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Middletown in 2018 was $39,809, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,236 for a family of four. However, Middletown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Middletown is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Middletown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Middletown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Middletown include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Middletown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.