Middletown 79 Exceptional
Middletown Livability #27 ranked city in Connecticut#4,140 ranked city in the USARanks better than 85% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Middletown Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Middletown Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% lower than Connecticut
11717% more expensive than the US average
12424% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Middletown cost of living
A+ Middletown Crime Total crime is 12% lower than Connecticut
Total crime
1,41643% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7143% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Middletown crime
C Middletown Employment Household income is 11% lower than Connecticut
Median household income
$63,82815% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,07418% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Middletown employment
C+ Middletown Housing Home value is 15% lower than Connecticut
Median home value
$228,50024% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,06212% higher than the US average
Home ownership
54%16% lower than the US average
Middletown real estate or Middletown rentals
D- Middletown Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
41%16% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:127% lower than the US average
Middletown K-12 schools
A- Middletown User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Middletown
Overall user rating
80% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
74% 4 total surveys
all Middletown poll results

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      Living in Middletown, CT

      Middletown, Connecticut is a medium-sized city with a population of 46,933 inhabitants. The majority of Middletown residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Middletown. With average one way commute time of only 22 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Middletown could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Connecticut if you know where to look. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Middletown and in the areas around Middletown is a much easier task.

      Middletown has a livability score of 74 out of 100 and is ranked #37 in Connecticut and #6,110 in the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Middletown ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (A-). On a more negative note, Middletown does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (F), weather (D) and education (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Middletown has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Kidcity Children's Museum, Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, and Wesleyan University.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Middletown gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 106 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Middletown. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Middletown are affordable. The median home price for Middletown homes is $228,500, which is 15.2% lower than the Connecticut average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Middletown, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 5.3% lower than the Connecticut average.

      Middletown transportation information

      Average one way commute22min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.3%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.1%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.0%4.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk7.0%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home4.4%4.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Middletown, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).