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Welcome to Middletown ...

The town of Middletown is located in New Castle County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Middletown has a population of 21,897 people<1> (see below for details).

Middletown is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Middletown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Middletown: (302)

The ZIP code for Middletown: 19709<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Middletown had a population of 18,871 people. This makes Middletown the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Middletown represents 2.1% of the population of Delaware (which has 897,934 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,871 people, the population of Middletown increased 206.3% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 6,161 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Middletown had an population of 21,897 people. This is an increase of 16.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 255.41% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Middletown.

Communities near Middletown ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Middletown and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Cheswold   [Map]   1,582   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clayton   [Map]   3,249   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Delaware City   [Map]   1,828   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
New Castle   [Map]   5,348   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Newark   [Map]   33,858   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Smyrna   [Map]   11,584   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Middletown.

Communities Also Named Middletown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Middletown - they are located in British Columbia, California (2), Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Maine, Maryland (3), Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey (3), New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (7), Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Middletown.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Middletown. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Middletown. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Middletown.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Middletown:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Middletown ...

Looking for more information about Middletown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Middletown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Middletown.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Middletown. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Middletown.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Middletown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Middletown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Middletown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Middletown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Middletown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Middletown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Middletown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Middletown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4451, Longitude: -75.7148     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Middletown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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