Middletown, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 339 (82% urban, 18% rural). Population change since 2000: -36.6%
Males: 166  (49.0%)
Females: 173  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52638.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,420 (it was $37,083 in 2000)
Middletown:

$57,420
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,941 (it was $16,835 in 2000)

Middletown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $106,688 (it was $52,000 in 2000)
Middletown:

$106,688
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $115,532; Detached houses: $115,532

Median gross rent in 2012: $788.

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Middletown races chart
  • White alone - 299 (94.0%)
  • Black alone - 5 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Middletown: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.7%), United States (13.1%), Irish (9.5%), French (8.8%), English (7.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/11/1914

Elevation: 725 feet

Land area: 0.61 square miles.

Population density: 555 people per square mile   (low).

Middletown,IA real estate house value index trend

Middletown, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Middletown:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Middletown city:

  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 77.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

6 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia).

This city:  2.3%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Middletown, Iowa as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Middletown to the number of sex offenders is 82 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,292 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,345 (1.5%)

Middletown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (58.9 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (161.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (198.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Beaverdale, IA (1.7 miles ), Danville, IA (2.0 miles ), West Burlington, IA (2.2 miles ), Denmark, IA (2.7 miles ), Burlington, IA (2.8 miles ), Gulf Port, IL (3.1 miles ), New London, IA (3.2 miles ), West Point, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $49,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $82,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $156,100
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $146,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.83 N, Longitude: 91.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

Middletown household income distribution Middletown home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +145 (+37.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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

Average climate in Middletown, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Middletown-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/25/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Middletown city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 9.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Middletown-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 243.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 226.7 miles away from Middletown center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 269.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 270.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 243.9 miles away from Middletown center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 130.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Des Moines County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Middletown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Middletown:

  • DANVILLE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DANVILLE, IA)
  • GREAT RIVER HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; WEST BURLINGTON, IA)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, LC - W BURLINGTON (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; WEST BURLINGTON, IA)
  • GREAT RIVER MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; WEST BURLINGTON, IA)
  • WOODLAKE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BURLINGTON, IA)
  • VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; BURLINGTON, IA)
  • ADVANCED HOME HEALTH CARE LTD (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BURLINGTON, IA)

Amtrak stations near Middletown:

  • 9 miles: ALDERSHOT (BURLINGTON, 1199 WATERDOWN RD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: BURLINGTON (300 S. MAIN ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: FORT MADISON (1601 20TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Middletown:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 5 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Western Illinois University (about 40 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Augustana College (about 60 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • University of Iowa (about 60 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 60 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 61 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 62 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)

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Notable locations in Middletown: Middletown (A), Middleton City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Middletown: First Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Des Moines County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 17.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.840
U.S.:

1.929
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.1%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Middletown compared to Iowa state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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 (86%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Middletown city (based on Des Moines County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.98%
Here: 46.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents27.2%16.3%11.9%6.2%4.3%
Congregations3.2%17.5%9.5%11.1%6.3%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.1%4.1%3.2%2.9%19.8%
Congregations1.6%1.6%4.8%3.2%41.3%
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: 5
Des Moines County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Des Moines County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Des Moines County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Des Moines County:

30.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,785$33,4200$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$140
Sewerage 0$0 1$350
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$400
Totals for Government 1$2,785$33,4208$890

Middletown government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $503,000 ($1483.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $75,000 ($221.24)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($206.49)
    Fire Protection: $66,000 ($194.69)
    General Public Buildings: $61,000 ($179.94)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($88.50)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($50.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($44.25)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($38.35)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($23.60)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($17.70)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($8.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($8.85)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($5.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($14.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $54,000 ($159.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($17.70)

Middletown government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $40,000 ($117.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $47,000 ($138.64)
    Property Sale Other: $37,000 ($109.14)
    Rents: $11,000 ($32.45)
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($26.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $46,000 ($135.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $43,000 ($126.84)
    General Support: $6,000 ($17.70)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $89,000 ($262.54)
    Property: $40,000 ($117.99)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($5.90)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.90)

Middletown government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $118,000 ($348.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $114,000 ($336.28)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($11.80)

Middletown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,160,000 ($3421.83)

4.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,054 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.25%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lee County, IA  0.52% ($32,381 average AGI)
from Henry County, IA  0.33% ($26,943)
from Henderson County, IL  0.24% ($51,692)


4.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henry County, IA  0.44% ($32,479 average AGI)
to Lee County, IA  0.37% ($32,250)
to Johnson County, IA  0.26% ($35,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Middletown:

  • KBUR (1490 AM; 1 kW; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCPS (1150 AM; 1 kW; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: JOHN M. GIANNETTINO)
  • KBKB (1360 AM; 1 kW; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Middletown:

  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKMI (93.5 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • K257DR (99.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: FREEDOM QUEST PROMOTIONS)
  • K285DJ (104.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: POWER DU PREE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K214BC (90.7 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: OAK STREET BAPTIST CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Middletown:

  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Middletown fatal accident list:

Jan 9, 1987 05:35 AM, Hwy 34, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Middletown)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 40.818056 Lon: -91.221944, Call Sign: WPRX255
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.025 MHz, 161.190 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2001, Expiration Date: 03/08/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2011, Certifier: Signature On File
    Registrant: Electronic Applications Co Inc, Burlington, IA 52601, Phone: (319) 752-2435, Fax: (319) 752-0157, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0LJP
    Grant Date: 06/29/1993, Expiration Date: 06/29/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/30/2005
    Registrant: Tanner A Thomann, Box 123, Middletown, IA 52638
  • Call Sign: WD0HHD, Licensee ID: L00170356
    Grant Date: 08/16/2005, Expiration Date: 11/03/2015, Certifier: Pat L Shotwell
    Registrant: Pat L Shotwell, Middletown, IA 52638

Most common first names in Middletown, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John474.0 years
Richard459.0 years
Joseph370.6 years
Mary389.6 years
William373.4 years
Harry288.6 years
Helen269.5 years
Clarence272.1 years
Clayton281.5 years
Betty276.0 years
Most common last names in Middletown, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thomann493.3 years
Burkhiser382.7 years
Bailey382.3 years
Wilke372.3 years
Kelley280.0 years
Huntley290.0 years
Backlund274.5 years
Kerr270.0 years
Crawley274.5 years
Martin263.6 years

Middletown on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Private households"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Customer service representatives"
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