Middletown, Delaware Population 2021

23,984
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Middletown is a city located in New Castle County Delaware. With a 2020 population of 23,984, it is the 4th largest city in Delaware (after Wilmington, Dover, and Newark) and the 1607th largest city in the United States . Middletown is currently growing at a rate of 2.31% annually and its population has increased by 27.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,871 in 2010. Middletown reached it's highest population of 23,984 in 2021. Spanning over 12 miles, Middletown has a population density of 2,031 people per square mile.

The average household income in Middletown is $107,700 with a poverty rate of 6.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,254 per month, and the median house value is $301,700. The median age in Middletown is 39.2 years, 37.1 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

Middletown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Middletown was:

  • White: 63.68%
  • Black or African American: 27.22%
  • Asian: 4.39%
  • Two or more races: 2.90%
  • Other race: 1.70%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Middletown, Delaware is 23,984 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,358.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,871.

Middletown, Delaware Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,81363.68%
Black or African American5,90527.22%
Asian9534.39%
Two or More Races6292.90%
Some Other Race3681.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.11%
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Middletown Population by Race

Middletown Population Pyramid $2021

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Middletown Median Age

39.2


Total

37.1


Male

42.2


Female

Middletown Adults

There are 15,641 adults, (3,540 of whom are seniors) in Middletown.

Middletown Age Dependency

79.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50

Child Dependency Ratio

Middletown Sex Ratio

Female

11,446

52.77%

Male

10,246

47.23%

Middletown Population by Age

Middletown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Middletown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.3%9.7%
All79%21%
Non Family70.3%29.7%
Female55.4%44.6%
Male46.7%53.3%

79.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Middletown Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7092.879
Married4,4403.4490.3
Non Family1,9981.0970.3
Female9713.1955.4
Male3003.446.7

3.37

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

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Middletown Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3442.40%
9th to 12th Grade4363.04%
High School Graduate3,66325.51%
Some College2,65318.48%
Associates Degree1,53710.70%
Bachelors Degree3,13221.81%
Graduate Degree2,59318.06%
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Middletown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Middletown Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,5968,3883,375
Black4,1213,9091,776
Hispanic997679151
Asian683641409
Other Race17915018
2+ Races11611693

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 80.17%.

Middletown Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,060$67,765$43,801
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$29,821$40,492$22,055
Some College$48,007$73,158$36,568
Bachelors Degree$68,974$100,270$53,171
Graduate Degree$72,305$81,607$70,391

$54,060

Average Earnings

$67,765

Average Male

$43,801

Average Female

Middletown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Middletown Language by Age

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Middletown Language

86.65% of Middletown residents speak only English, while 13.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.07% of the population.

Middletown Language

Middletown Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,05858428.38%
Black5,8564647.92%
White12,3012972.41%

6.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.92%

Male Poverty Rate

6.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Middletown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Middletown is Hispanic, with 28.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Middletown is White, with 2.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.83%.

Middletown Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.13%
High School4.95%
Some College3.16%
Bachelors or Greater1.35%

Middletown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed22.59%
Female Employed3.30%
Male Employed1.85%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Middletown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Middletown Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$90,134$107,700
Families$98,125$117,961
Married Families$113,188-
Non Families$64,817$77,732
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Income by Household Type

Middletown Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Middletown Married by Age and Sex

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Middletown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Middletown Marital Status by Race

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Middletown Marital Status

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1,543

Number of Veterans

1,453

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam531
First Gulf War476
Second Gulf War455
Korea46
World War II4

Middletown Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54651
55 to 64407
75+262
65 to 74187
18 to 3436

Middletown Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9219.33%
Black62213.45%
Hispanic14111.79%

Middletown Veterans by Race

Middletown Veterans by Education

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3.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Middletown Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Middletown Employment by Age

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Middletown Employment by Race

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Middletown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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42.30%

Born in Middletown

90.99%

Native Born

9.01%

Foreign Born

2.86%

Non Citizen

6.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.99% of Middletown residents were born in the United States, with 42.30% having been born in Delaware. 2.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Middletown Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,9845422.31%
202023,4425422.37%
201922,9005422.42%
201822,3587473.46%
201721,6115562.64%
201621,0555542.70%
201520,5014602.30%
201420,0413021.53%
201319,7392201.13%
201219,5191951.01%
201119,3243541.87%
201018,97012,80911.90%
20006,1612,3274.86%
19903,8348882.67%
19802,9463021.09%
19702,6440.00%

Middletown Population by Year