Middletown is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,792 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Middletown is the 144th largest community in Maryland. 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 $128,315.00.
Housing costs in Middletown are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Middletown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (17.17%), office and administrative support (10.24%), and sales jobs (9.80%).
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 home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Middletown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Middletown 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Middletown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Middletown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Middletown, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Middletown. 56.62% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Middletown in 2018 was $46,874, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $187,496 for a family of four.
Middletown is a somewhat 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Middletown include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Middletown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.