Middletown, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Middletown, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Middletown had a population of 29,043 as of July 1, 2017. Middletown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Middletown is located at latitude 41.4449 and longitude -74.4236 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Middletown (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 558 feet.

The City of Middletown (GNIS ID: 979217) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Middletown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Middletown, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,043
Daytime Population: Workers 9,994
Daytime Population: Residents 15,384
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,378
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 28,517
Population in Familes 22,382
Population in Group Qrtrs 526
Population Density2 5,722
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $55,277
Average Household Income $72,934
Per Capita Income $26,088


Total Housing Units 11,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,903 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,309 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,061 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $217,647
Average Home Value $242,159


Total Households 10,212
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 6,504
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.53%
Households 0.32% 0.47%
Families 0.12% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Middletown, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Middletown to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 46 96th
Population Density # 114 91st
Diversity Index # 10 99th
Median Household Income # 693 42nd
Per Capita Income # 828 31st

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