Middleton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 8,466 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Middleton is the 31st largest community in Idaho. Middleton has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Middleton, where the median household income is $52,522.00.
Middleton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Middleton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Middleton who work in office and administrative support (16.45%), sales jobs (11.72%), and management occupations (9.02%).
Also of interest is that Middleton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.14% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Middleton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Middleton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Middleton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Middleton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The education level of Middleton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.26% of adults in Middleton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Middleton in 2018 was $21,080, which is middle income relative to Idaho, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,320 for a family of four. However, Middleton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Middleton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Middleton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Middleton include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Middleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.