Introduction to Middletown, Ohio

Middletown, Ohio, in Butler county, is 24 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. It's situated along the Great Miami River in the southwestern portion of Ohio. The Renaissance District includes technology companies and upscale housing. The Atrium Medical Center is a major employer. The prominent AK Steel Holding Corporation moved out in 2007. Middletown has experienced substantial growth through annexation.

Middletown History

Stephen Vail was the founder of the present-day Middletown. The area was originally a part of Franklin Township, Turtlecreek Township and the Township of Lemon. It was incorporated on February 11, 1833. In 1886, Middletown became a city. The area was so named because of its central location between Dayton and Cincinnati. Middletown began to flourish as a major industrial center only after the completion of the Miami and Erie Canal. Middletown was the home of AK Steel Holding Corporation, one of the major steel works in America. However, the company moved to the Township of West Chester, Ohio in 2007.

Middletown Attractions

  • Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival
  • Greek Festival
  • All-American Weekend
  • Fenwick Festival
  • Middletown Arts Center
  • Lyric Theatre
  • Towne Mall
  • Sorg Opera Company
  • Art Central District
  • Canal Museum
  • Canal Museum
  • Americana Amusement Park
  • Huffman MetroPark
  • Splash Moraine
  • Butler County Historical Society Museum
  • Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark

Middletown Activities

The prominent Weatherwax Golf Course, Browns Run Country Club and the Shaker Run Golf Course are popular with golfers. The region includes the Hueston Woods State Park, Little Miami Scenic River Trail and a collection of wineries. The nearby Kings Island Amusement Park and the American Amusement Park are popular with families. Bull's Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum offers scenic hiking trails and is a good location for bird watching. The park system offers a variety of sporting venues and hiking trails. A wide variety of activities and entertainment are available in Cincinnati.

Middletown Transportation

Cincinnati Municipal Airport Lunken Field can be reached in few minutes.

Middletown Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Miami University - Middletown, Wright State University, Southwestern College of Business, University of Cincinnati - Raymond Walters College, Carousel Beauty College and many other colleges.


Total Population 48,563
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 19,350
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 41.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.7%
Median Earnings25+ $27,598
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,189
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,695


Median Family Income $45,594
% Above Poverty Level 75.1%
% Below Poverty Level 24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%


People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $739
Median House Value $93,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 12%

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

Middletown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Butler
Standard Zip Codes 45042, 45044
Company Zip Codes 45043
Phone Area Codes 513
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.515
Longitude -84.398

Middletown Climate

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

Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bethany (45042)

Liberty Township (45044)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carlisle 5,024 $65,852
Franklin 11,840 $51,003
Germantown 5,521 $61,792

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

Middletown Public Libraries

Middletown Free Public Library
125 S. BROAD ST.
Middletown, Ohio
(513) 424-1251
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Middletown Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(513) 424-2111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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Student/teacher ratio: 15

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Serves 322 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.3

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Serves 158 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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