Middletown 73 Excellent
Middletown Livability #16 ranked city in Delaware#9,881 ranked city in the USARanks better than 66% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Middletown Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Middletown Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Delaware
11818% more expensive than the US average
11414% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Middletown cost of living
B Middletown Crime Total crime is 16% lower than Delaware
Total crime
2,24410% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4510% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is up
Middletown crime
B- Middletown Employment Household income is 43% higher than Delaware
Median household income
$87,25058% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,51112% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
Middletown employment
D+ Middletown Housing Home value is 18% higher than Delaware
Median home value
$274,40049% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,12719% higher than the US average
Home ownership
79%24% higher than the US average
Middletown real estate or Middletown rentals
B- Middletown Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Delaware
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
54%9% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:125% higher than the US average
Middletown K-12 schools
F Middletown User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in Middletown
Overall user rating
46% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
25% 4 total reviews
User surveys rating
75% 7 total surveys
all Middletown poll results

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      Living in Middletown, DE

      Middletown, Delaware is a mid-sized city with a population of 20,045 people. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 73% of the population considered married and 48% with kids under the age of 18, Middletown could be considered a very suitable city for families. When traveling to work, spending unnecessary time in your vehicle is not ideal. Across all of America, the average one way 26 is commute time minutes, unfortunately, living in Middletown offers up a higher than average one way commute time of 35 minutes.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Middletown, Delaware could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Middletown, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing and more.

      Middletown has a livability score of 75/100 and is ranked #8 in Delaware and #5,383 in the USA. Compared to the US average, Middletown ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Middletown ranks well for amenities (A+), education (B-) and employment (B-). On a more negative note, Middletown does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Middletown, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Middletown is real estate affordability. The median home price for Middletown homes is $274,400, which is 17.7% higher than the Delaware 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 3.1, which is 18.4% lower than the Delaware average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Middletown area were 5.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 4.8%.

      Middletown transportation information

      Average one way commute35min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.9%81.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.5%8.2%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.0%2.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%2.1%2.8%
      Working from home8.2%4.3%4.6%

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