Middletown, DE
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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 20,372 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Middletown is the fifth 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 $83,701.00.

Unlike some towns, Middletown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Middletown are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.39%), office and administrative support (12.32%), and sales jobs (9.64%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.92 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Middletown are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.59% of adults in Middletown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Middletown in 2010 was $32,306, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,224 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 German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Middletown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.