Middletown, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Middletown, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Middletown is the 4th largest city in Delaware with a population of 20,778 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Middletown is located at latitude 39.4452 and longitude -75.7168 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Middletown (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The Town of Middletown (GNIS ID: 2391298) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Middletown is located within Middletown-Odessa Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Middletown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Middletown: Middle Town, Middleton.

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Middletown, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,778
Population in Households 20,659
Population in Familes 17,907
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density1 1,766
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 7,038
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 5,397
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,273 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,765 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $279,711
Average Home Value $297,990


Median Household Income $76,656
Average Household Income $94,787
Per Capita Income $32,664
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.55% 1.16%
Households 1.37% 1.12%
Families 1.28% 1.06%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Middletown, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Middletown to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 96th
Population Density1 # 23 71st
Diversity Index2 # 21 74th
Median Household Income # 15 82nd
Per Capita Income # 25 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.