Middletown, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Middletown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Middletown had a population of 8,965 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.1998 and longitude -76.7311 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Middletown 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.

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Middletown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,965
Population in Households 8,817
Population in Familes 6,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 148
Population Density2 4,415
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $48,901
Average Household Income $56,692
Per Capita Income $25,511


Total Housing Units 4,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,923 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,064 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 514 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $130,333
Average Home Value $152,730


Total Households 3,987
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,073
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.09% 0.17%
Households 0.11% 0.19%
Families -0.16% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

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, 2018 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 # 108 94th
Population Density # 194 89th
Diversity Index # 144 92nd
Median Household Income # 1076 39th
Per Capita Income # 1067 40th

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