Middletown, Delaware County, New York

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Middletown is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 4,051 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Middletown is in the southeast part of the county.

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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, New York, and the northeast town line is the border of Greene County, New York. 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 (251.9 km²), of which, 96.4 square miles (249.7 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (0.89%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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