Introduction to Middletown, New York

Middletown, New York, in Orange county, is 36 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 50 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Newburgh metropolitan area with.

Middletown History

John Green bought land from the DeLancey patent and settled down here sometime during the mid-1840s. The area was named Middletown as a reference to its location between other areas. However, it was later renamed "south Middletown" because a town with a similar name existed nearby. It went back to its original name in 1848, when it became a village. Middletown achieved city status in 1888.

Middletown and nearby Attractions

  • Thrall Library
  • Paramount Theater
  • Highland Lakes State Park
  • Hillside Cemetery
  • First Congregational Church of Middletown
  • Morrison Hall

Things To Do In Middletown

Downtown Middletown has a shopping strip and several malls along the eastern edge of the city. Excellent dining opportunities are also available in this area. The downtown area also has a number of historic churches and many large Victorian houses can be found along Highland Avenue. Apart from these, the city and its adjoining areas also offer good opportunities for biking and hiking.

Middletown Transportation

Stewart International is the nearest major airport.

Middletown Higher Education

Orange County Community College, SUNY College, Rockland Community College and Ramapo College of New Jersey provide programs for higher studies.


Total Population 27,828
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 12,643
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 39.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,856
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,351
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,939


Median Family Income $60,440
% Above Poverty Level 80.4%
% Below Poverty Level 19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.5%


People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,102
Median House Value $191,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.3%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 8.7%

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

Middletown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 10940, 10941
Company Zip Codes 10943
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.445
Longitude -74.423

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 2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station WALDEN 1 ESE
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Middletown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Scotchtown Branch (10940, 10941)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomingburg 471 $49,821
Chester 11,902 $97,245
Florida 2,705 $71,500
Goshen 13,700 $102,758

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

Middletown Public Libraries

Middletown Thrall Library
Middletown, New York
(845) 341-5454
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