According to allpubliclibraries, Middletown, Indiana is located in the southwestern corner of the state and is part of Delaware County. The city has a total land area of 2.6 square miles and is bordered by Union and Liberty townships to the north, south, and east respectively. The climate in Middletown is generally mild with hot summers and cold winters. The area experiences an average of 38 inches of rainfall each year.
The city was founded in 1836 by John Middletown, who named it after himself. In 1851, Middletown was incorporated as a town with approximately 500 residents; today, it has nearly 4,000 people living within its limits. Politically, Middletown follows the same laws and regulations as any other city in Indiana; however, due to its small size it does not have its own mayor or council members but relies on representatives from surrounding townships to make decisions that affect the entire county.
Middletown’s economy is mainly driven by agriculture and light industry such as manufacturing or warehousing. There are several small businesses located throughout town that provide services to local residents as well as visitors from surrounding areas.
The city has two public schools: Middletown Elementary School for grades K-4 and Middletown Junior High School for grades 5-8; both are part of the Delaware Community Schools district which also serves several outlying communities. In addition to public education, there are several private schools located within a few miles of town that offer alternative education options for students looking for something different than what’s available in the public system.
Middletown also boasts numerous landmarks including two historic churches: St Paul’s Episcopal Church (1839) and First Baptist Church (1867). Other local attractions include a restored Victorian home built in 1873 known as “The Old Homestead” which serves as a museum showcasing artifacts from the 19th century; an old-fashioned ice cream parlor called “Sweet Treats” where families can gather for sweet treats; and a community park with walking trails and playgrounds perfect for an afternoon getaway with friends or family members.
Population: 2,488. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,384 (-4.2% change)
Males: 1,154 (46.4%), Females: 1,334 (53.6%)
Zip code: 47356
Median resident age: 34.1 years
Median household income: $32,591
Median house value: $73,100
Races in Middletown:
- White Non-Hispanic (98.1%)
- Two or more races (0.6%)
Ancestries: United States (23.4%), German (17.2%), Irish (9.8%), English (7.1%), French (4.9%), Italian (2.6%).
Land area: 1.1 square miles
Middletown, Indiana is a small town located in the east-central part of the state. The population of Middletown was 6,152 according to the 2020 census. The majority of Middletown’s population is White with a minority Hispanic population making up 5.1% and African American making up 2.6% of the total population. The median age in Middletown is 40 years old with an estimated median household income of $53,851.
The town has a strong education system with over 70% of adults over 25 having at least a high school diploma and nearly 20% holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. There are several elementary schools and one middle school in town as well as two high schools located just outside of Middletown’s city limits.
Middletown has an active economy based largely on agriculture and manufacturing businesses. There are several farms that produce corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay as well as smaller businesses that provide services to the community such as auto repair shops and restaurants. Manufacturing companies such as automotive parts suppliers are also located within the city limits providing jobs for local residents.
Middletown is home to many small businesses that serve both locals and tourists alike including antique stores, gift shops, art galleries, and restaurants offering traditional American cuisine to more exotic fare from all over the world. Additionally, there are many recreational activities available in Middletown such as parks for picnics or hiking trails for outdoor exploration along with plenty of opportunities for fishing or boating on nearby lakes or rivers.
For population 25 years and over in Middletown
- High school or higher: 81.4%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.3%
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
- Unemployed: 9.0%
- Mean travel time to work: 27.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Middletown town
- Never married: 19.0%
- Now married: 51.8%
- Separated: 2.5%
- Widowed: 10.4%
- Divorced: 16.3%
0.5% Foreign born
Population change in the 1990s: +113 (+4.8%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Middletown:
- SAINT JOHNS HEALTH SYSTEM (about 11 miles; ANDERSON, IN)
- COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ANDERSON & MADSN CO (about 15 miles; ANDERSON, IN)
- HENRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; NEW CASTLE, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Middletown:
- ANDERSON MUNICIPAL-DARLINGTON FIELD (about 6 miles; ANDERSON, IN; Abbreviation: AID)
- DELAWARE COUNTY – JOHNSON FIELD (about 17 miles; MUNCIE, IN; Abbreviation: MIE)
- MOUNT COMFORT (about 29 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Abbreviation: MQJ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Middletown:
- ACE AIRPARK (about 8 miles; ANDERSON, IN; Abbreviation: 3AE)
- ALEXANDRIA (about 13 miles; ALEXANDRIA, IN; Abbreviation: I99)
- REESE (about 18 miles; MUNCIE, IN; Abbreviation: 7I2)
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Middletown:
- ANDERSON UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; ANDERSON, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,116)
- IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-EAST CENTRAL (about 14 miles; MUNCIE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,013)
- BALL STATE UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; MUNCIE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 17,039)
- INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; MARION, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,684)
- BUTLER UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,721)
- INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-INDIANAPOLIS (about 47 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Full-time enrollment: 19,818)
- IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-CENTRAL INDIANA (about 48 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,397)
Public high school in Middletown:
- SHENANDOAH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 429; Location: 7354 W US 36; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Middletown:
- SHENANDOAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 639; Location: 5256 N RAIDER RD; Grades: KG – 05)
- SHENANDOAH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 5156 N RAIDER RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
Library in Middletown:
- MIDDLETOWN FALL CREEK TWP PL (Operating income: $207,533; Location: 780 HIGH ST; 52,886 books; 1,403 audio materials; 3,554 video materials; 112 serial subscriptions)