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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Middletown is a town in Delaware with a population of 20,754. Middletown is in New Castle County and is one of the best places to live in Delaware. Living in Middletown offers residents a 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
$282,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,133
National
$949
Area Feel
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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    207.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    117.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    254.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,843.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Middletown

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,375
National
$55,322

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Middletown Reviews

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I lived here almost all my life and it has been rewarding to see the town grow as much as it has over the years. I am originally from Florida and I find that the food, produce and even fast food is much more fresh than anywhere else. The town is relatively safe as a whole. Word of mouth runs quick and easy here, so small business tend to prosper because of this. It is very difficult to find anything to do past 10pm, the town tends to just shut down at nighttime! Not to mention, the schools here have been ranked at least in top 3 for course of years. As well as few athletic teams excelling in different sports. A few known players have made their way to a professional league.
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The town is filled with lots of new developments with nice houses. The area has a good amount of grocery stores and plenty of drug stores. There are also a ton of liquor stores, a bowling alley, a few dollar stores, and many pizza places. The stores are mostly concentrated into a few areas, so I wish they were spread out more. There isn't a lot to do on the weekends, but the town is close to Newark and about 45 minutes from Philadelphia. Overall it's a nice up-and-coming town.
A growing town that is full of life! Each year, something new is brought to the area, from restaurants to bowling alleys! That's what is making this the ultimate childhood town for me! I'll never forget this place once I'm older!