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Middletown, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Middletown had a population of 47,960 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.5623 and longitude -72.6507 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Middletown 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.

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

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Middletown, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Middletown, CT Housing Affordability Index is 106
State of Connecticut Housing Affordability Index is 111
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Middletown, CT Wealth Index is 93
State of Connecticut Wealth Index is 142
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 47,960 (100%)
Population in Households 44,554 (92.9%)
Population in Families 32,024 (66.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,406 ( 7.1%)
Population Density 1,169
Diversity Index2 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,134
Average Household Income $84,669
Per Capita Income $35,510
Wealth Index4 93

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 21,704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,846 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,175 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,683 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $229,204
Housing Affordability Index3 106
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 20,021
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 10,907
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.07% 0.05%
Households 0.09% 0.01%
Families -0.05% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Middletown, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Middletown to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 90th
Population Density # 88 39th
Diversity Index # 26 83rd
Median Household Income # 101 30th
Per Capita Income # 93 36th

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