Middleton, ID


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Middleton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 6,828 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Middleton is the 31st largest community in Idaho. Much of the housing stock in Middleton was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Middleton economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Middleton, where the median household income is $45,391.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Middleton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Middleton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middleton who work in office and administrative support (13.93%), management occupations (11.86%), and sales jobs (8.78%).

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.

One downside of living in Middleton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.50 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Middleton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.15% of adults in Middleton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Middleton in 2010 was $20,422, which is upper middle income relative to Idaho, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,688 for a family of four. However, Middleton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Middleton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Middleton include German, Irish, Scottish, and European.

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

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