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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,101
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Middlesex County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    28
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    166
    500
  • Theft
    1,472
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    137
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,837
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Middlesex County Reviews

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An amazing place with great food and beautiful architecture. There are many activities within the county and many events such as church gatherings, car shows, etc. We have amazing nature reserves to assist in protecting and preserving wildlife. Middlesex county also includes a wounderful array of EMS. Although there are many amzing things about Middlesex county, I feel there are some very necessary improvements. Road and highway infastructure needs improvement as well as road quality. There are an abundance of potholes, cracks, and faded road paint. If the roads can be improved, the flow of traffic can be much smoother especially during the morning commute and rush hour.
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There are some great opportunities to be creative in Middlesex County. I happen to live in Middletown and when I was attending grade school here, there were many opportunities for me to improve my artistic talents. For people interested in theater for youth there is Oddfellow's Playhouse. For the artists of all ages and all types there is the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street. There are also a few galleries that artists can show their work. The public library, Russell Library on Broad Street, also allows artists to showcase their work. The Library also recently had a local author's fair for new local artists to network and sell their books. There are also two colleges in Middletown. Middlesex Community College, and Wesleyan University. Both schools have great art programs. Overall Middletown is a great town if your creative and want to perfect your craft.
While I was originally growing up in such a small town, I wanted nothing to do with it. I didn't like that there was little to do, and that everyone knew everybody. However, once I reached senior year and realized that I would soon be leaving the place I grew up in, I realized how much I loved the small town. We may not have as much to do as other towns, but we can get to the beach in thirty minutes, the movies in fifteen, and countless restaurants are within a short drive. I learned to love late nights at the nearby diner with my friends, and watching the sunset in the orchards near my friend's house. I loved that no matter where I went I would see someone I knew, and that because the town was so small we were basically like one big support system. High school was the same way. My senior class became a family, we built relationships with teachers, peers, and even the administration. When I left for college, I found myself missing the small town environment that I grew up in more than I had ever expected to. I speak so highly of my town to all of my friends and have learned to appreciate my small town background. I wouldn't change the atmosphere for the world, and if given the choice I would live there again in a heartbeat.