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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Middletown is a town in Delaware with a population of 21,250. Middletown is in New Castle County and is one of the best places to live in Delaware. Living in Middletown offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Middletown and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Middletown are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$288,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,202
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Middletown 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    196.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    196.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,727.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Middletown

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,354
National
$55,322

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Middletown Reviews

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The traffic through town is always backed up, that would be my only change! I love the neighborhoods and how friendly everyone is, as well as all of the restaurant choices and school options. Multiple high schools and elementary schools only a few miles from each other.
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Middletown is a very average town that lacks much culture but has plenty of stores and residences. From a super-Walmart to Pet Smart to Home Depot and more, nearly anything you could find nearly anything you want in terms of shopping. However, there is little to do in terms of fun activities. The land is almost entirely flat, and the countryside lacks any interesting activities (no decent hiking, fishing, etc.). Several parks offer recreational opportunities such as tennis or jogging. In town, there is a nice movie theater and plenty of restaurants to eat at, including some very good fine dining restaurants. The public schools are excellent and the town is very safe. However, there is basically nothing special or interesting outside of what has been provided here.
I have lived in Middletown for over a decade and watched it build up. It is a fast-growing community that is great for families. It has become a bedroom community for those commuting to Wilmington/Philadelphia and the drive can be grueling at rush hour. However, I believe it is worth it to live down here. There is plenty of land and new houses, shops, schools, and restaurants. There is an abundance of community events, especially in the spring/summer for families. I have never had a safety issue living here. Overall, I love living here and would not want to call any other place home.