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. 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Middletown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (12.08%), sales jobs (11.52%), and food service (10.75%).

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 taxis. For Middletown, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Middletown citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.42% of adults 25 and older in Middletown have a college degree.

The per capita income in Middletown in 2010 was $22,949, 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 $91,796 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. The greatest number of Middletown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Middletown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Middletown include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Middletown's cultural character, accounting for 20.96% of the city’s population.

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