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Middletown is a city in Middlesex County, in the Hartford metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its location between Saybrook and Windsor.

The latitude of Middletown is 41.562N. The longitude is -72.651W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,918.


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Median household income
Local
$47,162
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Middletown demographic reports
Middletown is on the Connecticut River.
Lead mine supplied bullets to the Continental Army
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 47. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Cotton Mather, religious leader
· Dean Acheson, diplomat
· James Naughton and David Naughton, actors
Local festivals include:
  • Open Air Market & Festival - Aug. 26, 2007
  • Daffodil Day - April 22, 2007
  • Middletown EcoFestival - July 15, 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Middletown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Art-Farm
Nearby parks & recreation: Wadsworth Falls State Park, Cockaponset State Forest
Historic sites and museums: Kidcity Children's Museum, Middletown Sports Hall of Fame
Colleges and universities: Wesleyan University, Middlesex Community-Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 118

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Middletown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Middlesex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hartford area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06416 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Middletown residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Middletown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Middletown was $25,720, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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30% of Middletown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Middletown include Broad Street Historic District, Main Street Historic District - Middletown ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Middletown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $600.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,278.


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Libraries in Middletown include Russell Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Middletown include Middletown Press

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WESU.

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The average commute time for Middletown workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Middletown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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