Middletown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Middletown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Middletown had a population of 9,084 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Middletown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,084
Daytime Population: Workers 2,123
Daytime Population: Residents 4,605
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,728
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 8,936
Population in Familes 6,213
Population in Group Qrtrs 148
Population Density2 4,474
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $47,733
Average Household Income $57,167
Per Capita Income $25,764


Total Housing Units 4,544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,923 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,124 (46.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 497 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $128,653
Average Home Value $148,999


Total Households 4,047
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,120
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.28% 0.34%
Households 0.33% 0.38%
Families 0.12% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Middletown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Middletown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 105 94th
Population Density # 190 89th
Diversity Index # 149 92nd
Median Household Income # 1077 39th
Per Capita Income # 918 48th

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