Middletown is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 29,435 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Middletown is the 58th largest community in New Jersey.
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 New Jersey.
Middletown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Middletown is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middletown who work in management occupations (13.97%), sales jobs (13.91%), and office and administrative support (13.34%).
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Middletown, the average commute to work is 34.66 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Middletown is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Middletown, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Middletown ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Middletown, 42.47% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Middletown in 2010 was $45,235, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $180,940 for a family of four.
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 Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Middletown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.