A small city in Connecticut, Middletown has a population of just under 47,000. Young adults (15-24) will find a surplus of opportunities, as they account for a larger portion of the population here (18%) than nationally (14%). Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 39, are younger than most cities in Connecticut. A slight majority of residents own their homes (53%) as opposed to renting (47%) in Middletown. At $1,109/month, the average rent is roughly the same as the state average.
Middletown has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 10% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 13% have a Bachelor's degree. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Middletown, the most common four of which are healthcare, education, manufacturing, and retail. Together, these industries account for 29% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of residents work in management, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just over $80K, Middletown workers earn roughly the same as the average Connecticut resident. Middletown, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
With an average commute time of about 23 minutes, outperforming most cities in Connecticut, Middletown residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 44% of residents, while public transportation is not used extensively. Walking (4%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.