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 23,192 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Middletown is the fourth largest community in Delaware. Middletown 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 Middletown, where the median household income is $91,663.00.
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 (15.57%), healthcare (13.67%), and sales jobs (10.21%).
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.
One of the nice things about Middletown is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
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 35.24 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: 38.24% of adults in Middletown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Middletown in 2018 was $41,984, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $167,936 for a family of four.
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.