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Population (2010 census): 28,086 over 5.14 square miles
Median Age: 32.3
Median Income: $53,446
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 19.1%
% Households with Children Under 18: 38.8%
Middletown had an important place in the railway history of the region. Most residents were employed at the many factories in the town.
By the 1960s, like the rest of the country, many of the factories started to close. At the same time, shopping centers were being built right outside the downtown area in Wallkill. Residents started to live in the suburbs that are more spread out, leading to empty store fronts on Main Street. Some of the Middletown businesses actually had to move to the Orange Plaza.
The first Lloyd's Supercenter was built in Wallkill, and then came the Galleria at Crystal Run and Orange Plaza. The section of Route 211 where all these shopping centers were built was dubbed the "Miracle Mile". It was a prime example of the birth of shopping centers. Actually even more shopping centers and big box stores have opened in Middletown over the years, making it even more convenient.
Nowadays, the downtown area of Middletown is still lined with beautiful Victorian homes. Visitors to Middletown can enjoy seeing a film at the Paramount Movie Theater, or visit a children's museum called the Interactive Museum. You will find more ethnic businesses, especially compared to the surrounding suburbs, due to the higher percentage of minority residents in the city.
Middletown is approximately 65 miles North of New York City. Driving to both Albany and New York City takes around 90 minutes.
There is a Middletown Metro North station on the Port Jervis Line, which connects Secacus Station, and a transfer to Penn Station in New York City. The ride from Middletown to Secacus is approximately 90 minutes.
The Middletown Central School District has 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school for its students. SUNY Orange, the community college for the county, is located in Middletown.
Visit our Orange County School Districts page to find out more information about each school district in the county.
42.2% of the properties in Middletown are detached single family homes. You will also find a good selection of multifamily homes and apartment buildings. Many of the homes are older, some still retaining its historic charms. 51.8% of the homes were built before 1940.
About half the homes in Middletown are owner occupied, with the other half being tenant occupied.
In 2014, there were 126 single family homes sold in Middletown. The median sales price was $133,750. There were also 30 condos sold with a median sales price for $121,250.
Middletown website: www.middletown-ny.com
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