Middletown is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 16,081 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Middletown is the 22nd largest community in Rhode Island.
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 Rhode Island.
Middletown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Middletown is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middletown who work in office and administrative support (11.84%), sales jobs (10.97%), and management occupations (9.70%).
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 of the benefits of Middletown is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.10 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Middletown ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Middletown, 41.41% 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 $36,658, which is middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,632 for a family of four. However, Middletown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Middletown is a very 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Middletown include Irish, Portuguese, English, Italian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Middletown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.