Middletown, Delaware

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Population in 2017: 21,897 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +255.4%
Males: 9,726  (44.4%)
Females: 12,171  (55.6%)
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Delaware median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 19709, 19734.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,972 (it was $41,663 in 2000)
Middletown:

$52,972
DE:

$62,852

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,747 (it was $18,517 in 2000)

Middletown town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $196,095 (it was $102,000 in 2000)
Middletown:

$196,095
DE:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $281,167; detached houses: $315,289; townhouses or other attached units: $208,399; in 2-unit structures: $202,659; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,755; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,214; mobile homes: $41,774

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,190.

March 2019 cost of living index in Middletown: 100.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.8%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.1% for Black residents, 27.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Middletown, DE (2010)
    • 10,97858.2%White alone
    • 5,24727.8%Black alone
    • 1,3967.4%Hispanic
    • 7063.7%Asian alone
    • 4552.4%Two or more races
    • 580.3%Other race alone
    • 230.1%American Indian alone
    • 80.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Middletown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Middletown, Delaware as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Middletown is 697 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Middletown by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(25.0)
9
(68.7)
4
(29.2)
8
(42.0)
3
(15.6)
5
(25.4)
9
(45.5)
6
(29.8)
8
(38.7)
6
(28.3)
4
(17.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
26
(216.6)
22
(168.0)
18
(131.3)
28
(146.9)
22
(114.6)
16
(81.4)
14
(70.8)
18
(89.3)
20
(96.8)
25
(117.9)
15
(67.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
58
(483.1)
43
(328.4)
44
(320.9)
44
(230.8)
34
(177.1)
27
(137.3)
38
(192.3)
48
(238.2)
42
(203.2)
44
(207.4)
44
(196.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
79
(658.0)
68
(519.4)
75
(547.0)
77
(403.9)
60
(312.5)
45
(228.9)
58
(293.5)
51
(253.1)
44
(212.9)
54
(254.6)
44
(196.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
288
(2,399)
341
(2,604)
317
(2,312)
313
(1,642)
387
(2,015)
281
(1,429)
401
(2,029)
457
(2,268)
450
(2,177)
391
(1,843)
386
(1,727)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(174.9)
11
(84.0)
14
(102.1)
14
(73.4)
21
(109.4)
9
(45.8)
11
(55.7)
5
(24.8)
6
(29.0)
14
(66.0)
7
(31.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.6)
2
(10.5)
1
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)337.6318.3265.9223.6193.5149.1202.3208.7205.0196.3168.1

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City-data.com crime index in Middletown, DE

Crime rate in Middletown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 39 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Delaware average:

2.35
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Ancestries: English (9.4%), American (9.2%), Irish (7.5%), Italian (6.8%), German (5.5%), Polish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1861

Elevation: 66 feet

Land area: 6.40 square miles.

Population density: 3,421 people per square mile   (average).

Middletown, Delaware map

1,293 residents are foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 1.3% Africa, 0.8% Europe).

This town:

6.4%
Delaware:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,013 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,368 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greater Newark, DE (15.6 miles , pop. 67,114).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (48.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Odessa, DE (1.7 miles ),
Townsend, DE (2.1 miles ),
Chesapeake City, MD (2.7 miles ),
Cecilton, MD (3.0 miles ),
Red Lion, DE (3.1 miles ),
Central Pencader, DE (3.1 miles ),
Glasgow, DE (3.2 miles ),
Delaware City, DE (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 39.45 N, Longitude: 75.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -50 (-0.2%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 2,351 (25.6%)

Area code: 302

Distribution of median household income in Middletown, DE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Middletown, DE in 2017
Middletown satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 63 buildings, average cost: $65,800
  • 2003: 433 buildings, average cost: $64,700
  • 2004: 636 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 2005: 407 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2006: 285 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2007: 296 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2008: 179 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2009: 149 buildings, average cost: $77,800
  • 2010: 106 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2011: 47 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2012: 62 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2013: 111 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 2014: 180 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 2015: 128 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 2016: 112 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2017: 158 buildings, average cost: $89,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Middletown, DE residents
Average permit cost in Middletown, DE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Delaware:

3.2%
Historical population in Middletown, DE
Historical housing units in Middletown, DE

Population change in the 1990s: +2,407 (+64.1%).
Most common industries in Middletown, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Chemicals (5.7%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Chemicals (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.8%)
  • Utilities (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Chemicals (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Middletown, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)

Average climate in Middletown, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Middletown, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 85.5. This is about average.

City:

85.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.236. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.72
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.202. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.202
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.48
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00431. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00431
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Middletown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Delaware state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Middletown town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 19.4 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Middletown-area historical earthquake activity is near Delaware state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from Middletown center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 283.7 miles away from Middletown center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 319.1 miles away from Middletown center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 175.3 miles away from Middletown center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from Middletown center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Castle County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Middletown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Middletown:

  • CADIA REHABILITATION BROADMEADOW (500 SOUTH BROAD STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE MIDDLETOWN (104 SLEEPY HOLLOW DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Middletown:

  • PINNACLE REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SMYRNA, DE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE FOX RUN (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BEAR, DE)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF ELKTON (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ELKTON, MD)
  • FMC - ELKTON (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; ELKTON, MD)
  • DEVINE HAVEN CONV HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ELKTON, MD)
  • UNION HOSPITAL OF CECIL COUNTY Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ELKTON, MD)
  • DELAWARE HOSPITAL F/T CHRONICALLY ILL (DHCI) (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SMYRNA, DE)

Airports and heliports located in Middletown:

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Amtrak station near Middletown:

  • 16 miles: NEWARK (429 S. COLLEGE AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Middletown:

  • 16 miles: Salem 2 in Salem, NJ.
  • 16 miles: Hope Creek in Salem, NJ.
  • 16 miles: Salem 1 in Salem, NJ.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Middletown:

  • University of Delaware (about 16 miles; Newark, DE; Full-time enrollment: 20,078)
  • Wilmington University (about 18 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 20 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Delaware State University (about 21 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 22 miles; Wilmington, DE; FT enrollment: 4,972)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 27 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)
  • Harford Community College (about 32 miles; Bel Air, MD; FT enrollment: 4,530)

Public high schools in Middletown:

  • MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,115, Location: 120 SILVER LAKE ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • MOT CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 675, Location: 1156 LEVELS ROAD, Grades: KG-9, Charter school)
  • APPOQUINIMINK HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1080 BUNKER HILL ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • ST. GEORGES TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 555 HYETTS CORNER RD., Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Middletown:

  • ST ANDREW'S SCHOOL (Students: 295, Location: 350 NOXONTOWN RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Middletown:

Private elementary/middle school in Middletown:

  • ST ANNES EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 306, Location: 211 SILVER LAKE RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Middletown

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Middletown: Succor Corners (A), Middletown Town Hall (B), Appoquinimink Library (C), New Castle County Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Station 5 (D), Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown Station 27 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Middletown include: Saint Annes Church (A), Mission Fellowship Church (B), Mid-Town Tabernacle (C), Connection Community Church (D), Bethesda United Methodist Church (E), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (F), Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Saint Anns Church (H), Forest United Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Annes Cemetery (1), Forest Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Deep Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Middletown: Silver Lake Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Winterthur Museum (Historic House), Historic Houses Of Odessa (Museums; 109 Main St).

Courts: Delaware State - Court No 9 Mon Tues Thrs Fri 8 Am 4 Pm Wed (216 North Broad Street), Delaware State - Civil Courts- Justice Of The Peace Court (757 North Broad Street), Delaware State - Justice Of The Peace Courts Administration- Court (5355 Summit Bridge).

Birthplace of: Bryheem Hancock - Footballer, John P. Cochran - Farmer, Dan DiNozzi - College basketball player (Delaware Fightin Blue Hens), Leonard Chadwick - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Mike Potts (American football) - Football player.

New Castle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Middletown and their reported violations in the past:

MIDDLETOWN WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 16,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-16-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-29-2008), St Public Notif issued (SEP-29-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-08-2007), St Public Notif issued (MAR-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
301 PLAZA (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2006), St Public Notif issued (JAN-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2006)
ST ANDREWS SCHOOL I (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JAN-10-2007), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from JAN-10-2007 to AUG-02-2007), St Public Notif issued (AUG-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2008)
  • 5 minor monitoring violations
ST ANDREWS SCHOOL II (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-16-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-17-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-17-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-29-2008), St Public Notif issued (FEB-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JAN-07-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-08-2007), St Public Notif issued (NOV-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-27-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 minor monitoring violations
CHILDREN AT WORK (Population served: 98, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Non-Acute MRDL - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2007), St Public Notif issued (JAN-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2007)
SUMMIT AVIATION (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2012)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Middletown that have no violations reported:

  • SUMMIT VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER (Address: SUIT ONE , 2ND FLOOR , Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DANIELS TRAILER PARK (Address: 1018 PORT PENN ROAD , Population served: 54, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUMMIT CENTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.9 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.1%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.9%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
114 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Middletown (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Middletown Commons Branch, Middletown @ Super G Branch, Middletown Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Middletown Branch at 399 East Main Street, branch established on 1975/05/01; 405 West Main Street at 405 West Main Street, branch established on 2005/11/21. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: Middletown Branch at 468 W Main Street, branch established on 2003/06/23. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Middletown Branch at 310 Dove Run Center Boulevard, branch established on 1918/01/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB: Middletown Branch at 400 East Main Street, branch established on 1995/06/10. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,281.1 mil, Deposits: $3,150.2 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Middletown Acme Branch at 460 East Main St., branch established on 2003/05/06. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited

For population 15 years and over in Middletown:

Marital status in Middletown, DE
  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Middletown:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Delaware average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Middletown
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Middletown, DE (based on New Castle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,17233
Mainline Protestant48,124125
Evangelical Protestant32,993169
Other22,67245
Black Protestant7,21236
Orthodox1,1665
None288,140-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
New Castle County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
New Castle County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 71
This county:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
New Castle County:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
New Castle County:

8.0%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
New Castle County:

26.7%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.8%
Delaware:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Middletown:

48.6%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Middletown:

29.1
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.1%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Middletown:

10.9%
Delaware:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Middletown:

6.8
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.9%
Delaware:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

57.7%
Delaware:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Middletown:

81.4%
Delaware:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Middletown, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 31$191,106$73,9770$0
Other and Unallocable 26$110,156$50,8410$0
Financial Administration 17$69,710$49,2070$0
Other Government Administration 17$54,625$38,5591$3,760
Streets and Highways 11$38,989$42,5330$0
Electric Power 10$48,037$57,6440$0
Parks and Recreation 7$23,480$40,2510$0
Water Supply 7$31,199$53,4840$0
Police - Other 5$20,053$48,1273$1,984
Sewerage 5$20,916$50,1980$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,335$40,0200$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 137$611,606$53,5714$5,744

Middletown government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $72,000 ($3.29)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($1.37)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $25,893,000 ($1182.49)
    Police Protection: $4,125,000 ($188.38)
    Financial Administration: $3,527,000 ($161.07)
    Sewerage: $2,639,000 ($120.52)
    Regular Highways: $1,515,000 ($69.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,359,000 ($62.06)
    Water Utilities: $1,228,000 ($56.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,203,000 ($54.94)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,031,000 ($47.08)
    General - Other: $900,000 ($41.10)
    Central Staff Services: $138,000 ($6.30)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($1.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,867,000 ($85.26)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $188,000 ($8.59)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $46,000 ($2.10)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($1.42)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($0.59)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,387,000 ($383.02)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($2.01)

Middletown government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,380,000 ($108.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,679,000 ($76.68)
    Other: $1,041,000 ($47.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000 ($2.65)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $216,000 ($9.86)
    Fines and Forfeits: $109,000 ($4.98)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $28,278,000 ($1291.41)
    Water Utilities: $1,987,000 ($90.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $362,000 ($16.53)
  • Tax - Other License: $5,618,000 ($256.56)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,679,000 ($168.01)
    Property: $1,795,000 ($81.97)

Middletown government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,717,000 ($1996.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,789,000 ($1862.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,624,000 ($896.20)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,697,000 ($762.52)

Middletown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,318,000 ($334.20)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,021,000 ($366.31)

4.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,695 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,256 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.03%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Delaware County, PA  0.43% ($65,458 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.35% ($59,267)
from Kent County, DE  0.32% ($46,206)


4.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($78,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($990 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.39% ($48,838 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.31% ($122,722)
to Delaware County, PA  0.29% ($74,188)
Businesses in Middletown, DE
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kohl's1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Buffalo Wild Wings1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts3Starbucks1
FedEx2Subway2
GNC1T-Mobile2
Giant1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1The Room Place1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Hardee's1UPS3
Hilton1Verizon Wireless1
Home Depot1Waffle House1
Jones New York1Walgreens4
KFC1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Middletown:

  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WDOV (1410 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Middletown:

  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOEL-FM (89.9 FM; ELKTON, MD; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXCY (103.7 FM; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WSNJ-FM (107.7 FM; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: COHANZICK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WJKS (101.7 FM; CANTON, NJ; Owner: QC COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Middletown:

  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Middletown: Leonard Chadwick.

Middletown fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Middletown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 230ft / 69.7mTotal length
  • $1,122,000Total costs
  • 229,114Total average daily traffic
  • 25,475Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Middletown, DE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Middletown, DE
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Middletown)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Middletown, DE)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 101 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Middletown)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Middletown)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 328 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED65$241,97525$231,754155$236,36910$41,1046$223,2952$22,975
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$148,3802$166,14014$223,7691$53,5701$23,8800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$229,3806$148,36777$245,61712$59,0733$100,5873$46,587
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$281,8143$235,04037$289,1552$95,7852$192,3000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$166,7350$09$245,7482$180,1700$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0166.01 , 0166.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$286,7466$318,940
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$262,9003$285,793
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$250,590
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$356,3700$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0166.01 , 0166.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Middletown, DE
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Middletown, DE - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 154. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 231 took place in 2006, and the least - 97 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Middletown, DE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (57.1%), and Outside Fires (25.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Middletown, DE
    • 1,50057.1%Structure Fires
    • 67325.6%Outside Fires
    • 37114.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 813.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Middletown, DE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Middletown, Delaware:

  • Hampton Inn Middletown, 117 Sandhill Dr, Middletown, Delaware 19709 , Phone: (302) 378-5656
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 315 Auto Park Dr, Middletown, Delaware 19709 , Phone: (800) 465-4329
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Middletown, Delaware
Most common first names in Middletown, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8673.2 years
William8070.4 years
James6169.9 years
Mary5078.6 years
Charles4273.0 years
Robert4169.1 years
George3873.2 years
Elizabeth3576.8 years
Helen3581.9 years
Joseph3272.6 years
Most common last names in Middletown, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2372.1 years
Brown1975.4 years
Smith1475.0 years
Wilson1473.3 years
Davis1375.1 years
Thomas1375.8 years
Johnson1265.3 years
Jones1077.4 years
Reynolds1079.9 years
Coleman1075.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Middletown, DE
  • 78.5%Utility gas
  • 8.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.8%Electricity
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Middletown, DE
  • 66.5%Utility gas
  • 25.9%Electricity
  • 5.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Middletown compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Middletown on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in United Kingdom (population 500+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Yugoslavia (population 500+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Melanesia (population 500+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Micronesia (population 500+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Polynesia (population 500+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Born at sea (population 500+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Armenia (population 500+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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