Middletown is a medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 46,146 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Middletown is the 20th largest community in Connecticut.
Middletown is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Middletown is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middletown who work in office and administrative support (12.18%), management occupations (10.50%), and sales jobs (9.10%).
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.
In addition, Middletown is a college town. There are a lot of students in Middletown attending college, and as a result Middletown provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Middletown, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
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: 37.64% of adults in Middletown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Middletown in 2010 was $37,412, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,648 for a family of four. However, Middletown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Middletown is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Middletown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.