Middletown, Kentucky

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Middletown, Kentucky

Introduction to Middletown, Kentucky

Middletown, Kentucky, in Jefferson county, is 12 miles E of Louisville, Kentucky. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Louisville metropolitan area. Middletown contains a population of approximately 5,744.

Middletown History

The city of Middletown is located in Jefferson County and is a part of the Louisville metro area. The was so named due to its location between Louisville and Shelbyville. The city was incorporated in the year 1797. Middleton is known for its unique mixture of the old and the rapidly growing community. This close - knit community nurtures the artistic spirit in its community. Previously sparsely populated, this historic city has gradually evolved in to a populous city.

Middletown and nearby Attractions

  • Louisville Slugger Museum
  • Broad Run Vineyards and Winery
  • Taylorsville Lake State Park
  • Riverside, the Farnsley - Moremen Landing
  • Falls of the Ohio State Park

Things To Do In Middletown

Tourists can visit the fall of the Ohio State Park that offers facilities for fishing, hiking, fossil viewing, and bird watching. Tourists can also visit the Kentucky Derby Museum that also organizes walking tours under the grandstand and through the paddock. Riverside, the Farnsley - Moremen Landing is also a pleasant site to visit. One can spemd the free hours at the Taylorsville Lake State Park.

Middletown Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Middletown Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available from University of Louisville, Sullivan University, Indiana University Southeast, and Bellarmine University.

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High Points

Middletown strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 13% Middletown Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 16% Middletown Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Middletown Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 18% Middletown People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Middletown College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Middletown, Kentucky

Comparing Middletown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Age of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Racial Diversity 5 7
Male Share of the Population 4 6
Senior Citizens 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 7 7
Public Transportation Use 4 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 2
Affordability of Rents 5 2
People Living Alone 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3

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Middletown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles E of Louisville, Kentucky
County Jefferson
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 40243
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40253
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.245
Longitude -85.538

Middletown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 49 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 30.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50 inches
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Middletown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,744 100%
Male 2,722 47.4%
Female 3,022 52.6%
Under 18 1,426 24.8%
18+ 4,318 75.2%
65+ 694 12.1%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 2.92
White 5,192 90.4%
African-American 318 5.5%
Asian 83 1.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 0.3%
Other 38 0.7%
Mixed Race 91 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 86 1.5%

Estimated Middletown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,072
Growth 328
Growth % 5.7%

Middletown Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 21.1%
German 16.2%
Irish 15.4%
US/American 10.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
Scotch-Irish 4.2%
European 3.8%
Italian 2.8%
Scottish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2%
British 1.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Norwegian 1%
Other Arab 0.9%
Finnish 0.8%
Canadian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Iranian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Middletown 5,744 $61,667
Anchorage 2,264 $147,050
Crestwood 1,999 $55,000
Jeffersontown 26,633 $60,951
Lyndon 9,369 $52,013
Pewee Valley 1,436 $81,639
St. Matthews 15,852 $56,473
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Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

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