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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population46,933
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+24,565
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married38.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.9%
Median Earnings25+$48,526
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,856
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,464

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,941
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.1%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,062
Median House Value$228,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.1%
Italian22.7%
Irish15.2%
Polish9.8%
English8.3%
German8%
French Except Basque5.1%
Canadian2.5%
Russian1.8%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.8%
West Indian1.6%
Portuguese1.1%
Jamaican1.1%
Dutch1%
Ukrainian0.8%
Arab0.7%
Greek0.6%
African0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Moroccan0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
US/American0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
British0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Middletown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes6457
Company Zip Codes6459
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.54
Approximate Longitude-72.65

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)

StationMIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bristol60,437$76,991
Hartford124,320$36,156
Meriden60,203$70,318
Naugatuck31,625$78,137
New Britain72,876$50,223
Waterbury109,211$48,822

Middletown Public Libraries

Russell Library
123 BROAD ST.
Middletown, Connecticut
(860) 347-2528

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Middletown Hospitals

Middlesex Hospital
(Non-profit)
28 Crescent St
(860) 344-6000

Middletown Public Schools

Bielefield School
70 Maynard Street
ZIP: 6457
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Connecticut Valley Hospital - Whiting Forensic - Blue Hills
70 Obrien Drive
ZIP: 6457
High
Total Enrollment 6
Evening Program - Mhs
200 Larosa Lane
ZIP: 6457
High
Total Enrollment 24
Farm Hill School
390 Ridge Road
ZIP: 6457
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Icm-farm Hill
390 Ridge Road
ZIP: 6457
Primary
Total Enrollment 4
Icm-lawrence
Kaplan Drive
ZIP: 6457
Middle
Total Enrollment 2
Icm-macdonough
66 Spring Street
ZIP: 6457
Primary
Total Enrollment 10
Icm-wesley
10 Weslyan Hills Rd
ZIP: 6457
Primary
Total Enrollment 3
Icm-woodrow Wilson Middle School
1 Wilderman's Way
ZIP: 6457
Middle
Total Enrollment 5
Keigwin Middle School
99 Spruce Street
ZIP: 6457
Middle
Total Enrollment 360
Lawrence School
Kaplan Drive
ZIP: 6457
Primary
Total Enrollment 281
Macdonough School
66 Spring Street
ZIP: 6457
Primary
Total Enrollment 213
Mhs - Alternative Education Program 1
200 Larosa Lane
ZIP: 6457
High
Total Enrollment 8
Mhs - Alternative Education Program 2
200 Larosa Lane
ZIP: 6457
High
Total Enrollment 11
Middlesex Transition Academy
279 Court Street
ZIP: 6457
High
Total Enrollment 19
Middletown High School
200 Larosa Lane
ZIP: 6457
High
Total Enrollment 1197
Moody School
300 Country Club Road
ZIP: 6457
Primary
Total Enrollment 261
Oasis
310 Hunting Hill Ave
ZIP: 6457
Middle
Total Enrollment 5
Riverview School
915 River Road Box 2797
ZIP: 6457
High
Total Enrollment 61
Snow School
299 Wadsworth Street
ZIP: 6457
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Spencer School
207 Westfield Street
ZIP: 6457
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Transition To Life Center
670 Newfield Street
ZIP: 6457
High
Total Enrollment 26
Vinal Technical High School
60 Daniels Street
ZIP: 6457
High
Total Enrollment 630
Virtual Learning Academy - Mhs
200 Larosa Lane
ZIP: 6457
High
Total Enrollment 9
Walter G Cady School
1225 Silver Street
ZIP: 6457
High
Total Enrollment 101
Wesley School
10 Wesleyan Hills Road
ZIP: 6457
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
1 Wilderman's Way
ZIP: 6457
Middle
Total Enrollment 645

Middletown Private Schools

Mercy High School
1740 Randolph Rd
ZIP: 6457
Secondary
Total Enrollment 654
Roadside Academy
30 Brooks Rd
ZIP: 6457
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
St John School
5 Saint Johns Sq
ZIP: 6457
Elementary
Total Enrollment 97
St Mary School
87 S Main St
ZIP: 6457
Elementary
Total Enrollment 175
Xavier High School
181 Randolph Rd
ZIP: 6457
Secondary
Total Enrollment 882
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