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Overview

Introduction to Middleton, Massachusetts

Middleton, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 9 miles N of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center) and 16 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Middleton History

Middleton, which was settled in 1659, was originally part of Salem. In 1728, Middleton was incorporated as a separate town. It was named because of its location between Salem and Andover. Bray Wilkins was the first settler. Initially a farming community, Middleton became a vacation town in the late 1700s. The Wilkins house, which is the oldest house that remains standing in Middleton, was built in 1693.

Middleton and Nearby Attractions

  • Lura Woodside Watkins Museum
  • Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Salem Willows Amusement Park
  • Bradley Palmer State Park
  • Dane Street Beach
  • Salem Witch Museum

Things To Do In Middleton

Museums such as the Amos Blanchard House and Barn Museum, Salem 1630: Pioneer Village, Museum of Printing, Witch House, Peabody Essex Museum, and the Salem Witch Museum are not far from Middleton. The Willowdale State Forest, Harold Parker State Forest, and Bradley Palmer State Park have provisions for recreational activities such as camping, swimming, biking, and hiking. People may also visit the Lura Woodside Watkins Museum nearby. The Salem Willows Amusement Park and Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary are only a few miles away.

Middleton Transportation

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Middleton Higher Education

Colleges near Middletown are North Shore Community College, Salem State College, and Merrimack College.

People

Total Population 9,436
Male Share of the Population 59.8%
Female Share of the Population 40.2%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,031
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $122,325
% Above Poverty Level 94.8%
% Below Poverty Level 5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,750
Median House Value $410,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.2%
US/American 0.4%
English 7.5%
Irish 26.2%

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

Middleton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01949
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.595
Longitude -71.016

Middleton 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 MIDDLETON
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station READING
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boxford 2,366 $117,583
Danvers 27,400 $98,043
Lynnfield 12,270 $132,313
North Reading 15,396 $144,451
Reading 25,357 $124,485
Topsfield 3,029 $160,347

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

Middleton Public Libraries

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Flint Public Library
2 NORTH MAIN ST.
Middleton, Massachusetts
(978) 774-8132
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Middleton High Schools

NORTH SHORE REG VOC
30 LOG BRIDGE RD
978-762-0001
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 442 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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