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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Middletown, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Middletown, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Middletown’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Middletown does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $90,134.00.
Middletown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 population of Middletown is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.