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Middletown is a town in Connecticut with a population of 46,473. Middletown is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Middletown offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Middletown there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Middletown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Middletown are above average.
About Middletown...
Population
46,473

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,132
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    51.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    168.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    930.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    161.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Middletown

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,651
National
$55,322
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Middletown has not only been my home for my entire life but has been an ever changing yet historically rich city nestled right in the middle of Connecticut. Boasting a fabulous Main Street loaded with restaurants, shops, and outings and the home to Wesleyan university this city with a small town feel has something for everyone! My personal favorite part of Middletown though is the people! Middletown despite being a city has a very small town feel where everyone knows each other. I can't go to the grocery store without bumping into at least 3 people I know. Beyond that, Middletown is constantly changing and being renewed by our outstanding public works department and mayor! d
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Middletown is a very diverse, small town in CT. Middletown has hundreds of beautiful restaurants to choose from on its Main St. and has attracted people from all over New England for some of their cuisines. Although a small town, Middletown is rich in diversity within race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Middletown has an excellent high school (including several private high schools) and is a college-town to Wesleyan University and Middlesex Comm. College.
Living in Middletown and going to school in Middletown has been a positive part of my life and I will always be thankful for everything I gained from all of the great experiences I've had. I have experienced a wide range of schools, from the old and worn down schools to the new modern schools. In Middletown, everyone respects each other and there is a well-knit community that is actively involved in school and governmental activities. Although the town ranges from farmland on one side to the inner city on the other side, its residents come together on special occasions and are all involved in local businesses.