Middletown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Middletown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Middletown had a population of 8,833 as of July 1, 2015. Middletown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Middletown is located at latitude 40.2009 and longitude -76.7292 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Middletown (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 361 feet.

The Borough of Middletown (GNIS ID: 1215165) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Middletown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Middletown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,833
Population in Households 8,684
Population in Familes 6,031
Population in Group Qrtrs 149
Population Density1 4,333
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 3,944
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,056
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,857 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,087 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 539 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $141,492
Average Home Value $151,979


Median Household Income $43,300
Average Household Income $52,871
Per Capita Income $23,628
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% 0.05%
Households -0.03% 0.07%
Families -0.41% -0.18%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Middletown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Middletown to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 111 94th
Population Density1 # 206 88th
Diversity Index2 # 152 91st
Median Household Income # 1194 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1007 43rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.