Middletown, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Middletown, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Middletown had a population of 47,885 as of July 1, 2017. Middletown ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Middletown is located at latitude 41.5486 and longitude -72.6568 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Middletown (see map below) encompass a land area of 41.02 sq. miles and a water area of 1.35 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The City of Middletown (GNIS ID: 2378281) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Middletown is located within Town of Middletown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Middletown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Middletown: Mattabeseck, Mattabesett, Mattabesset.

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Middletown, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 47,885
Daytime Population: Workers 29,326
Daytime Population: Residents 22,295
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51,621
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 44,346
Population in Familes 31,947
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,539
Population Density2 1,167
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $60,839
Average Household Income $83,754
Per Capita Income $35,887


Total Housing Units 21,587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,076 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,752 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,759 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $240,255
Average Home Value $264,820


Total Households 19,828
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 10,858
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% -0.03%
Households -0.02% -0.13%
Families -0.12% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Middletown, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Middletown to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 89th
Population Density # 89 38th
Diversity Index # 23 85th
Median Household Income # 95 34th
Per Capita Income # 87 39th

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