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Middletown, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Middletown is the 4th largest city in Delaware with a population of 21,456 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Middletown: Middle Town, Middleton.

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Middletown, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,456
Daytime Population: Workers 10,772
Daytime Population: Residents 10,740
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,512
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 21,337
Population in Familes 18,492
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density2 1,823
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $77,123
Average Household Income $94,399
Per Capita Income $32,502


Total Housing Units 7,386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,404 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,849 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $282,906
Average Home Value $299,103


Total Households 7,253
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 5,562
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.79% 1.63%
Households 1.6% 1.53%
Families 1.52% 1.52%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

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, 2017 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 Density # 23 71st
Diversity Index # 22 74th
Median Household Income # 15 82nd
Per Capita Income # 27 66th

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