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Overview

Introduction to Middleton, Massachusetts

Middleton, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 9 miles N of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center) and 16 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Middleton History

Middleton, which was settled in 1659, was originally part of Salem. In 1728, Middleton was incorporated as a separate town. It was named because of its location between Salem and Andover. Bray Wilkins was the first settler. Initially a farming community, Middleton became a vacation town in the late 1700s. The Wilkins house, which is the oldest house that remains standing in Middleton, was built in 1693.

Middleton and Nearby Attractions

  • Lura Woodside Watkins Museum
  • Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Salem Willows Amusement Park
  • Bradley Palmer State Park
  • Dane Street Beach
  • Salem Witch Museum

Things To Do In Middleton

Museums such as the Amos Blanchard House and Barn Museum, Salem 1630: Pioneer Village, Museum of Printing, Witch House, Peabody Essex Museum, and the Salem Witch Museum are not far from Middleton. The Willowdale State Forest, Harold Parker State Forest, and Bradley Palmer State Park have provisions for recreational activities such as camping, swimming, biking, and hiking. People may also visit the Lura Woodside Watkins Museum nearby. The Salem Willows Amusement Park and Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary are only a few miles away.

Middleton Transportation

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Middleton Higher Education

Colleges near Middletown are North Shore Community College, Salem State College, and Merrimack College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,514
Male Share of the Population58.6%
Female Share of the Population41.4%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+4,148
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married48.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.1%
Median Earnings25+$52,608
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,026

Wealth

Median Family Income$119,344
% Above Poverty Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,805
Median House Value$441,900

Ancestry

Irish26.2%
Italian25.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16%
English9.7%
Polish5.3%
French Except Basque5%
Arab4.4%
German3.8%
Scottish3.5%
Palestinian3.3%
Canadian2.2%
Portuguese1.7%
Austrian1.6%
Swedish1.2%
African1.2%
Russian1.1%
West Indian1%
Greek0.8%
Lebanese0.7%
Cape Verdean0.7%
Jamaican0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Syrian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Macedonian0.4%
South African0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Middleton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1949
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.6
Approximate Longitude-71.01

Middleton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMIDDLETON
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationREADING
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boxford2,472$140,568
Danvers27,558$100,552
Lynnfield12,489$136,250
North Reading15,476$142,266
Reading25,490$130,577
Topsfield3,435$161,518

Middleton Public Libraries

Flint Public Library
1 SOUTH MAIN ST.
Middleton, Massachusetts
(978) 774-8132

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Middleton Public Schools

Howe-manning
26 Central St
(978) 739-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Fuller Meadow
143 South Main St
(978) 750-4756
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
North Shore Regional Vocational
30 Log Bridge Rd
(978) 762-0001
High
Total Enrollment 467
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