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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Middlesex County is located in Connecticut with a population of 164,110. Middlesex County is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Middlesex County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Middlesex County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Middlesex County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Middlesex County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,132
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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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
    61.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    150.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,205.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    113.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
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%

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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.
I have lived here my whole life, there is nothing bad to say about it. There are constantly new restaurants opening, new stores opening, a beautiful downtown area, and an local hospital and walk in ER at every corner.