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Population in 2012: 19,483 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +216.2%
Males: 9,509  (48.8%)
Females: 9,974  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip codes: 19709, 19734.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $75,551 (it was $41,663 in 2000)
Middletown:

$75,551
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,019 (it was $18,517 in 2000)

Middletown town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $247,222 (it was $102,000 in 2000)
Middletown:

$247,222
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $262,350; Detached houses: $378,229; Townhouses or other attached units: $236,887; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $223,014; Mobile homes: $57,097

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,033.

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Middletown races chart
  • White alone - 10,733 (57.4%)
  • Black alone - 4,883 (26.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1,400 (7.5%)
  • Asian alone - 996 (5.3%)
  • Two or more races - 624 (3.3%)
  • Other race alone - 91 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 29 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Middletown: 101.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (16.5%), German (12.9%), English (9.0%), United States (5.1%), Polish (3.6%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1861

Elevation: 66 feet

Land area: 6.40 square miles.

Population density: 3,043 people per square mile   (average).

Middletown,DE real estate house value index trend

Middletown, Delaware map

For population 25 years and over in Middletown:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Middletown town:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

1,585 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe).

This town:  8.5%
Delaware:  8.2%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Middletown, Delaware as of February 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Middletown to the number of sex offenders is 779 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,445 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $924 (0.4%)

Middletown satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.45 N, Longitude: 75.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,749 (-14.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 2,316 (26.4%)

Area code: 302

Middletown household income distribution Middletown home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 33 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Delaware average:

2.51
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Delaware:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,407 (+64.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Middletown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Middletown, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Middletown 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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Middletown topographic map

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.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Middletown: Leonard Chadwick.

Hospitals and medical centers in Middletown:

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

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 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 school in Middletown:

Private high school in Middletown:

  • ST ANDREW'S SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 350 NOXONTOWN RD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Middletown:

Private elementary/middle schools in Middletown:

  • ST ANNES EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 324; Location: 211 SILVER LAKE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TENDER LOVING KARE CHILDCARE & LEARNING CENTER II (Students: 83; Location: 400 N RAMUNNO DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • BETHESA CHILD DEV CTR-BETHESA ACADEMY (Students: 6; Location: 116 E MAIN ST; Grades: KG - 1)
See full list of schools located in Middletown, School District: APPOQUINIMINK SCHOOL DISTRICT

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 111. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

111
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 17.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00001. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00001
U.S.:

0.01468

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.1%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.9% for Black residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 4.9% for two or more races residents)
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

Middletown, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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Middletown compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 below 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.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Middletown travel time to work - commute Middletown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.66%
Here: 45.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents55.4%12.5%5.2%5.0%4.0%
Congregations12.9%19.4%2.2%9.4%6.8%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents2.4%2.0%1.8%1.6%10.2%
Congregations4.0%4.0%4.0%1.1%36.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 71
New Castle County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
New Castle County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
New Castle County:

26.7%
Delaware:

27.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$40,423$40,4230$0
Other Government Administration 5$19,877$47,7055$1,100
Streets and Highways 14$40,251$34,5010$0
Solid Waste Management 2$5,235$31,4100$0
Sewerage 8$25,427$38,1410$0
Parks and Recreation 9$28,970$38,6270$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,574$42,8880$0
Water Supply 6$19,067$38,1340$0
Electric Power 11$48,396$52,7960$0
Other and Unallocable 30$99,422$39,7690$0
Totals for Government 98$330,642$40,4875$1,100

Middletown government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $802,000 ($41.16)
    Water Utilities: $575,000 ($29.51)
    Regular Highways: $325,000 ($16.68)
    Sewerage: $226,000 ($11.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000 ($8.16)
    Electric Utilities: $122,000 ($6.26)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,140,000 ($623.11)
    Central Staff Services: $2,356,000 ($120.93)
    Sewerage: $1,788,000 ($91.77)
    Water Utilities: $1,255,000 ($64.42)
    General - Other: $1,176,000 ($60.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $922,000 ($47.32)
    Police Protection: $857,000 ($43.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $825,000 ($42.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $645,000 ($33.11)
    Regular Highways: $561,000 ($28.79)
    Financial Administration: $312,000 ($16.01)
    Public Welfare - Other: $212,000 ($10.88)
    General Public Buildings: $71,000 ($3.64)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $50,000 ($2.57)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $171,000 ($8.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $318,000 ($16.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $588,000 ($30.18)
    Sewerage: $102,000 ($5.24)
    Water Utilities: $81,000 ($4.16)
    Regular Highways: $75,000 ($3.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000 ($3.08)
    Electric Utilities: $20,000 ($1.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,390,000 ($174.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $908,000 ($46.60)

Middletown government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,089,000 ($55.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,041,000 ($53.43)
    All Other: $213,000 ($10.93)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $148,000 ($7.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $83,000 ($4.26)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $29,000 ($1.49)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $6,301,000 ($323.41)
    Interest Earnings: $425,000 ($21.81)
    General Revenue, NEC: $242,000 ($12.42)
    Fines and Forfeits: $71,000 ($3.64)
    Sale of Property: $21,000 ($1.08)
    Rents: $7,000 ($0.36)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,688,000 ($805.21)
    Water Utilities: $1,096,000 ($56.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $257,000 ($13.19)
  • Tax - Property: $5,857,000 ($300.62)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,140,000 ($58.51)

Middletown government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,172,000 ($1445.98)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,503,000 ($1257.66)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,305,000 ($1247.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,636,000 ($1059.18)

Middletown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $534,000 ($27.41)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,186,000 ($368.83)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,292,000 ($579.58)

5.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Delaware average:

6.10%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($663 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.14%
Delaware average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Delaware County, PA  0.45% ($53,242 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.37% ($46,448)
from Chester County, PA  0.31% ($65,065)


5.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($63,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Delaware average:

5.32%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($641 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kent County, DE  0.53% ($46,984 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.38% ($112,586)
to Cecil County, MD  0.33% ($47,882)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Middletown, Delaware:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 27
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Delaware average:
  • Fatal accident count: 69
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 108
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 32
  • Fatalities: 75
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 180
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

Middletown fatal accident list:

Sep 1, 2011 09:15 PM, Us-301, Lat: 39.44786, Lon: -75.72773, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 1, 1998 87:99 PM, Sr-896, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 20, 1994 05:57 PM, 438&009a, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 6, 1993 05:47 AM, 39, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 22, 1991 05:15 PM, 39, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 14, 1990 09:37 PM, N39, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 20, 1979 08:47 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $387,000
Total average daily traffic: 8,819
Total average daily truck traffic: 907
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 11,480
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 231
  • Hazardous Condition: 110
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Middletown

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Middletown, DE
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
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

Middletown on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Chemicals (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 1,000 residents in 2004-2006"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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