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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.

People

Total Population 19,744
Male Share of the Population 44.9%
Female Share of the Population 55.1%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 9,595
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,083
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 8.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,172
Median House Value $259,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.8%
US/American 0.4%
English 12.2%
Irish 20.1%

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

Middletown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles SW of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County New Castle
Standard Zip Codes 19709
Phone Area Codes 302
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.449
Longitude -75.716

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)

Station MIDDLETOWN 3 E
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches
Station MILLINGTON 1 SE
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Station NEWARK UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clayton 3,034 $67,340
Delaware City 1,933 $67,500
Newark 32,740 $90,651
Odessa 598 $83,542
Smyrna 10,904 $57,341
Townsend 2,617 $110,000

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

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Middletown High Schools

MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
120 SILVER LAKE ROAD
302-378-5250
Serves 1,706 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

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