Middletown, NY
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Middletown is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 27,812 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Middletown is the 48th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Middletown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, 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 city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Middletown who work in office and administrative support (13.43%), sales jobs (12.27%), and management occupations (9.13%).

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 bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The percentage of adults in Middletown who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.31% of the adults in Middletown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Middletown in 2010 was $23,320, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,280 for a family of four. However, Middletown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Middletown is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Middletown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Middletown, accounting for 38.41% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). 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 Italian, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Middletown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.44%).

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