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Overview

Introduction to Middletown, Connecticut

Middletown, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 8 miles E of Meriden, Connecticut and 89 miles NE of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with. Middletown contains a population of approximately 43,167.

Middletown History

When the first European settlers arrived in this region it was occupied by the Mattabesek Indians. General Court drew the first plans for a colonial settlement here in 1646. It was incorporated as the Town of Mattabeseck in 1650, and renamed Middletown in 1653. The first European settlers in this area were Puritans, and they had frequent skirmishes with the Native Americans. However, during the 19th century, Middletown became a large and prosperous settlement.

Middletown and nearby Attractions

  • Kidcity Children's Museum
  • Middletown Sports Hall of Fame
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park
  • Cockaponset State Forest
  • Cromwell Meadows Wildlife Management Area
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park

Things To Do In Middletown

The city has an eight mile long waterfront along the Connecticut river. Here, residents and visitors have opportunities for several types of recreational activities. Middletown also has several parks with playgrounds, picnic facilities and other amenities.

Middletown Transportation

Bradley International is the nearest major airport.

Middletown Higher Education

Wesleyan University and Middlesex Community College are local institutions of higher learning.

People

Total Population 47,218
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 24,645
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 38.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.1%
Median Earnings25+ $48,130
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,355
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,702

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,078
% Above Poverty Level 89%
% Below Poverty Level 11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,054
Median House Value $226,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 8%
Irish 15%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Middletown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles NE of New York, New York
County Middlesex
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06457
Company Zip Codes 06459
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.562
Longitude -72.651

Middletown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bristol 60,554 $73,927
Hartford 124,795 $34,628
Meriden 60,439 $65,023
Naugatuck 31,722 $77,538
New Britain 72,988 $49,493
Waterbury 109,551 $48,177

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Middletown Hospitals

MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
28 CRESCENT ST
(860) 344-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
370 HUNTING HILL AVE.
860-704-4500
Serves 1,266 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

VINAL V-T SCHOOL
60 DANIELS ST.
860-344-7100
A Vocational School
Serves 647 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

CONNECTICUT JUVENILE TRAINING SCHOOL
1225 SILVER ST.
860-638-2716
Serves 137 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.1

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311 HUNTING HILL AVENUE
860-639-1401
Serves 8 students.

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