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Welcome to Middletown ...

The Town of Middletown is located in Newport County<1>.

The location of Middletown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Middletown has a population of 15,905 people<3> (see below for details).

Middletown is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Middletown lies within the (401) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Middletown had an population of 15,905 people. This is a decrease of 1.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Middletown had a population of 16,150 people (which is 19.48% of the total population of Newport County). This makes Middletown the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Middletown represents 1.53% of the total population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,150 people, the population of Middletown decreased 6.83% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,334 people).

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

Communities Also Named Middletown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Middletown - they are located in Connecticut and New York.

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

Communities near Middletown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Middletown.

  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bedford
    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Middletown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bedford
  • Fall River [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Middletown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Middletown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
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    • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Middletown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Middletown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Kingstown
    • West Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Middletown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Warwick
    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Middletown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kingstown
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Middletown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Somerset [Bristol County]
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      • Somerset [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Middletown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
    • Swansea [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
      • Swansea [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Middletown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swansea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Middletown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Middletown.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Middletown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Middletown. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Middletown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Middletown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Rhode Island

About Newport County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Middletown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Newport, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Middletown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Middletown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Middletown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MiddletownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Middletown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5168, Longitude: -71.2662       In this case, the coordinates for Middletown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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