Middletown, CT

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Population

46,747

0.396% decline

Median Age

37


Median Household Income

$63,914

0.135% growth

Poverty Rate

11.3%


Number of Employees

24,625

1.13% decline

Median Property Value

$228,500

0% growth

About

In 2017, Middletown, CT had a population of 46.7k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $63,914. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Middletown, CT declined from 46,933 to 46,747, a -0.396% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,828 to $63,914, a 0.135% increase.

The population of Middletown, CT is 69.5% White Alone, 13% Black or African American Alone, and 9.23% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Middletown, CT speak a non-English language, and 94.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Middletown, CT are Wesleyan University (1,100 degrees awarded in 2016), Middlesex Community College (507 degrees), and Vinal Technical High School (0 degrees).

The median property value in Middletown, CT is $228,500, and the homeownership rate is 52.6%. Most people in Middletown, CT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Middletown, CT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Middletown, CT employs 24.6k people. The largest industries in Middletown, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,159 people), Educational Services (3,434 people), and Manufacturing (2,974 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,125), Public Administration ($70,852), and Finance & Insurance ($63,175).

Median household income in Middletown, CT is $63,914. Males in Middletown, CT have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,104. The income inequality in Middletown, CT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,914

2017 value

± $3,110

0.135%

1 Year Growth

± 7.75%

Households in Middletown, CT have a median annual income of $63,914, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,828 in 2016, which represents a 0.135% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,173

Average Male Salary

± $3,087

$62,104

Average Female Salary

± $1,937

In 2017, full-time male employees in Connecticut made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $74,650 ± $7,847

  2. White

    $68,654 ± $1,911

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,042 ± $101,408

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Connecticut workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Middletown, CT is from Connecticut.

0.504

2017 Wage GINI

0.505

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.504 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.198% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Connecticut across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5414.01

  2. Census Tract 5422

  3. Census Tract 6802

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Middletown, CT was Census Tract 5414.01 with a value of $112,917, followed by Census Tract 5422 and Census Tract 6802, with respective values of $88,384 and $86,691.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Middletown, CT (4.84k out of 42.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,208 ± 446

  2. Black

    1,199 ± 257

  3. Hispanic

    1,036 ± 267

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Middletown, CT is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

24.6k

2017 Value

± 1,117

-1.13%

1 Year decline

± 6.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Middletown, CT declined at a rate of -1.13%, from 24.9k employees to 24.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Middletown, CT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,375 people), Management Occupations (2,587 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,167 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Middletown, CT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Middletown, CT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,375 people), Management Occupations (2,587 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,167 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Middletown, CT has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.6 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Middletown, CT, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($226,500), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($90,750), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($85,602).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.6k

2017 Value

± 1,117

-1.13%

1 Year decline

± 6.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Middletown, CT declined at a rate of -1.13%, from 24.9k employees to 24.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Middletown, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,159 people), Educational Services (3,434 people), and Manufacturing (2,974 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Middletown, CT, though some of these residents may live in Middletown, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Middletown, CT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,159 people), Educational Services (3,434 people), and Manufacturing (2,974 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Middletown, CT has an unusually high number of Information (1.86 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.57 times), and Educational Services (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Middletown, CT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($93,125), Public Administration ($70,852), and Finance & Insurance ($63,175).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $34.1B

  2. $20.4B

  3. $16.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $34.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.4B) and Motorized vehicles ($16.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Connecticut products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$198B

2015 Value

$307B

Projected 2045 Value

54.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Connecticut trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 54.9% to $307B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Connecticut trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Connecticut to other states, or from other states to Connecticut.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25B

  2. $20.8B

  3. $11.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Connecticut domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $25B, followed by Massachusetts with $20.8B and New Jersey and $11.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Connecticut shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.2% of the population of Middletown, CT has health coverage, with 57.5% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.633% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Middletown, CT was $9,859 in 2014. This is a 3.59% increase from the previous year ($9,517).

Primary care physicians in Middletown, CT see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1180 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1184 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 288 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.3%). Additionally, Windham County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Connecticut see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,180 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,187

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,058

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,964

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Connecticut (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.59%, from $9,517 to $9,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.83%

Uninsured

57.5%

Employer Coverage

16.9%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

0.633%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Middletown, CT declined by 16.5% from 4.59% to 3.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Middletown, CT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.3% prevalence

  2. 9.5% prevalence

  3. 9% prevalence

Windham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut, at 10.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Connecticut by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Middletown, CT is home to a population of 46.7k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Middletown, CT residents were born outside of the country (5.58k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Middletown, CT is composed of 32.5k White Alone residents (69.5%), 6.06k Black or African American Alone residents (13%), 4.32k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.23%), 2.64k Asian Alone residents (5.65%), 1.2k Two or More Races residents (2.57%), 29 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.062%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0257%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Middletown, CT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Middletown, CT was 37. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Middletown, CT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Middletown, CT residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    5.58k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Middletown, CT residents (5.58k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Middletown, CT was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    39,441 ± 4,849 people

  2. Jamaica

    35,154 ± 4,581 people

  3. Mexico

    29,001 ± 4,164 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Connecticut was India, the natal country of 39,441 Connecticut residents, followed by Jamaica with 35,154 and Mexico with 29,001.

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Citizenship

94.1%

2017 Citizenship

94%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.1% of Middletown, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Middletown, CT was 94%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    32.5k ± 675

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.06k ± 384

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.32k ± 653

In 2017, there were 5.36 times more White Alone residents (32.5k people) in Middletown, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.06k Black or African American Alone and 4.32k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Middletown, CT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Middletown, CT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Middletown, CT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Middletown, CT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    734 ± 147

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    310 ± 138

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    263 ± 107

Middletown, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Middletown, CT awarded 1,607 degrees. The student population of Middletown, CT is skewed towards women, with 2,613 male students and 3,326 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Middletown, CT are White (902 and 60.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (175 and 11.7%), Unknown (119 and 7.95%), and Asian (118 and 7.88%).

The largest universities in Middletown, CT by number of degrees awarded are Wesleyan University (1,100 and 68.5%), Middlesex Community College (507 and 31.5%), and Vinal Technical High School (0 and 0%).

The most popular majors in Middletown, CT are General Studies (145 and 9.02%), General Economics (104 and 6.47%), and General Psychology (93 and 5.79%).

The median tuition costs in Middletown, CT are $50,312 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 104 degrees awarded

  2. 89 degrees awarded

  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Middletown, CT was General Economics with 104 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Middletown, CT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,100 degrees awarded

  2. 507 degrees awarded

  3. 0 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$50,312

Median Private

In 2016, the Middletown, CT institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wesleyan University with 1,100 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

680

Degrees Awarded to Men

927

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 680 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Middletown, CT, which is 0.734 times less than the 927 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    902 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    175 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    119 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Middletown, CT were to White students. These 902 degrees mean that there were 5.15 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 175 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Middletown, CT was $228,500 in 2017, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $228,500 to $228,500, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Middletown, CT is 52.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Middletown, CT have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Middletown, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$63,914

Median Household Income

± $3,110

19.2k

Number of Households

± 936

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.2k households in Middletown, CT grew to $63,914 from the previous year's value of $63,828.

The following chart displays the households in Middletown, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$228,500

2017 Median

± $6,823

$228,500

2016 Median

± $4,998

In 2017, the median property value in Middletown, CT stayed at to $228,500 from the previous year's value of $228,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Middletown, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Middletown, CT the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Middletown, CT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Middletown, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

52.6%

2017 Homeownership

53.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.6% of the housing units in Middletown, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Middletown, CT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Middletown, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Middletown, CT have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Middletown, CT have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.644% of the workforce in Middletown, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.3%

  2. Walked

    7%

  3. Carpooled

    6.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Middletown, CT was Drove Alone (78.3%), followed by those who Walked (7%) and those who Carpooled (6.54%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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