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 85.12% 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 (13.89%), sales jobs (13.78%), and office and administrative support (13.29%).
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.
One of the nice things about Middletown is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Middletown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.44 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Middletown use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Middletown‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The citizens of Middletown are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.56% of adults in Middletown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Middletown in 2010 was $44,904, 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 $179,616 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 Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Middletown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.