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Middletown, New York
Town
The Erpf House in Arkville
The Erpf House in Arkville
Country United States
State New York
County Delaware
Area
 • Total 97.3 sq mi (252.0 km2)
 • Land 96.7 sq mi (250.4 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation 1,345 ft (410 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,750
 • Density 39/sq mi (15.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 12406 (Arkville)
12430 (Fleischmanns)
12438 (Halcottsville)
12455 (Margaretville)
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-47031
GNIS feature ID 0979216
Website middletowndelawarecountyny.org

Middletown is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 3,759 at the 2010 census. The town is in the southeast part of the county.

History

The town was formed from parts of the towns of Rochester and Woodstock in 1789 before the formation of Delaware County. The area of the original town has been reduced by the formation of new towns.

Geography

The southeast town line is the border of Ulster County, and the northeast town line is the border of Greene County. The eastern part of the town is in the Catskill Park.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 97.3 square miles (252.0 km2), of which 96.7 square miles (250.4 km2) is land and 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2), or 0.64%, is water. The East Branch Delaware River flows from northeast to southwest across the town.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,949
1830 2,383 22.3%
1840 2,608 9.4%
1850 3,005 15.2%
1860 3,201 6.5%
1870 3,035 −5.2%
1880 2,977 −1.9%
1890 3,313 11.3%
1900 3,619 9.2%
1910 3,802 5.1%
1920 3,522 −7.4%
1930 3,532 0.3%
1940 3,420 −3.2%
1950 3,737 9.3%
1960 3,310 −11.4%
1970 3,466 4.7%
1980 3,555 2.6%
1990 3,406 −4.2%
2000 4,051 18.9%
2010 3,750 −7.4%
Est. 2014 3,644 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,051 people, 1,672 households, and 1,034 families residing in the town. The population density was 42.0 people per square mile (16.2/km²). There were 3,013 housing units at an average density of 31.3 per square mile (12.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.11% White, 0.64% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 2.12% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.42% of the population.

There were 1,672 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,346, and the median income for a family was $36,818. Males had a median income of $26,418 versus $24,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,635. About 12.6% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.3% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Middletown

  • Arkville – The Pakatakan Artists Colony Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
  • Bedel
  • Denver
  • Fleischmanns – village
  • Grant Mills
  • Halcottsville
  • Hanley Corner
  • Kelly's Corners – The Hubbell Family Farm and Kelly's Corners Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
  • Margaretville – village
  • New Kingston – The New Kingston Historic District, New Kingston Presbyterian Church, and Thomson Family Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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