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Overview

Introduction to Middletown, Delaware

Middletown, Delaware, in New Castle county, is 22 miles SW of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center) and 45 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is adjacent to the Wilmington - Newark metropolitan area.

Middletown History

Middletown was originally a tavern shop on Old Cart Road. This road stretched across the peninsula between Bohemia Landing (eastern branch of Bohemia River in Maryland) and the Appoquinimink Creek in Odessa. Hence, the town was named Middletown. The town of Middletown was incorporated in the year 1861. It is also called the 'Diamond Town of the Diamond State' because the first town council decided the town should stretch beyond one-half mile in each direction at the corner of the crossroads.

Middletown and nearby Attractions

  • Winterthur Museum
  • Silver Lake Park
  • Fort Delaware State Park
  • Lums Pond State Park
  • Canal Museum

Things To Do In Middletown

Tourists can participate in the Olde Tyme Peach Festival which is hosted by the town of Middletown every year. Silver Lake Park offers a range of facilities that one can enjoy. Winterthur Museum and Canal Museum are two historically significant places tourists love to visit. There are other attractions frequently visited including Fort Delaware State Park and Lums Pond State Park.

Middletown Transportation

New Castle County Airport is the nearest airport to Middletown.

Middletown Higher Education

There are many higher education institutes close to Middletown including Wilmington College, Delaware State University, University of Delaware, and Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,045
Male Share of the Population44.5%
Female Share of the Population55.5%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+9,710
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married51.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.8%
Median Earnings25+$51,130
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,506
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,975

Wealth

Median Family Income$94,532
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone20.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,127
Median House Value$274,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.7%
Irish18.6%
German14.4%
Italian11.7%
English10.2%
Polish3.9%
African1.4%
Scottish1.4%
Norwegian1.3%
French Except Basque0.9%
West Indian0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Greek0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Arab0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Kenyan0.6%
Swedish0.6%
US/American0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Jordanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Middletown Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Castle County
Standard Zip Codes19709
Phone Area Codes302
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.45
Approximate Longitude-75.71

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 3 E
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.5 inches
StationMILLINGTON 1 SE
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationNEWARK UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clayton3,080$71,397
Delaware City1,872$67,206
Newark32,941$91,048
Odessa632$82,500
Smyrna11,081$59,032
Townsend2,320$113,438

Middletown Public Schools

Appoquinimink High School
1080 Bunker Hill Road
ZIP: 19709
(302) 449-3840
High
Total Enrollment 1552
Appoquinimink Preschool Center
502 South Broad Street
ZIP: 19709
(302) 376-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 118
Brick Mill Elementary School
378 Brick Mill Road
ZIP: 19709
(302) 378-5288
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Bunker Hill Elementary School
1070 Bunker Hill Road
ZIP: 19709
(302) 378-5135
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Cedar Lane Early Childhood Center
1221 Cedar Lane Road
ZIP: 19709
(302) 449-5873
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Cedar Lane Elementary School
1259 Cedar Lane Road
ZIP: 19709
(302) 378-5045
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Meredith (everett) Middle School
504 South Broad Street
ZIP: 19709
(302) 378-5001
Middle
Total Enrollment 770
Middletown High School
120 Silver Lake Road
ZIP: 19709
(302) 376-4141
High
Total Enrollment 1361
Mot Charter School
1156 Levels Road
ZIP: 19709
(302) 376-5125
Other
Total Enrollment 869
Redding (louis L.) Middle School
201 New Street
ZIP: 19709
(302) 378-5030
Middle
Total Enrollment 825
Silver Lake Elementary School
200 East Cochran Street
ZIP: 19709
(302) 378-5023
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
St. Georges Technical High School
555 Hyetts Corner Rd.
ZIP: 19709
(302) 449-3360
High
Total Enrollment 1043
Waters (alfred G.) Middle School
1235 Cedar Lane Road
ZIP: 19709
(302) 449-3490
Middle
Total Enrollment 905

Middletown Private Schools

St Andrew's School
350 Noxontown Rd
ZIP: 19709
Secondary
Total Enrollment 295
St Annes Episcopal School
211 Silver Lake Rd
ZIP: 19709
Elementary
Total Enrollment 289
Tender Loving Kare Childcare & Learning Center Ii
400 N Ramunno Dr
ZIP: 19709
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
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