Middletown is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 17,075 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Middletown is the 22nd largest community in Rhode Island.
Middletown home prices are not only among the most expensive in Rhode Island, but Middletown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middletown who work in management occupations (14.15%), office and administrative support (12.07%), and sales jobs (8.13%).
Middletown is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Middletown, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
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.
Middletown is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.69% of adults in Middletown have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Middletown in 2018 was $43,766, which is upper middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $175,064 for a family of four. However, Middletown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Middletown is a very 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, English, Italian, Portuguese, and German.
The most common language spoken in Middletown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.