Town of Middletown


Located just 24 miles south of Wilmington, and 24 miles north of the state’s capital in Dover, Middletown is part of Delaware's fastest growing county, New Castle County. As the town’s population continues to grow, so do area job opportunities, resulting in a lower-than-average unemployment rate. 

Founded in 1861, the name Middletown comes from the fact that it was once the mid-point of a cart road on the shortest route between the Atlantic Ocean to the Chesapeake Bay, prior to the construction of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.