Middletown, NY
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Living in Middletown


Middletown is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 27,815 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Middletown is the 48th largest community in New York. Middletown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Middletown who work in office and administrative support (12.89%), sales jobs (9.53%), and management occupations (7.48%).

For the size of the city, public transportation in Middletown is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Middletown, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The percentage of adults in Middletown who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.53% of the adults in Middletown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Middletown in 2010 was $26,975, 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 $107,900 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 40.22% 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, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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