Middleton is a town located in Southeastern New Hampshire in the Lakes region of the state. It is situated in the Northern part of Strafford County and encompasses a total area of 18.5 square miles, .4 of which is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, Middleton was home to 1,783 residents.
The town was first granted by the Masonian Proprietors in 1749, gleaning its name from Sir Charles Middleton, a baron in England. After the Revolutionary War, the area was settled by families from the Lee and Rochester areas. Middleton was officially incorporated in 1778 and originally include the area now known as Brookfield. It was separated and incorporated as its own town in 1794.
More than 2 percent of Middleton’s total area is water. The town includes Sunrise Lake and the Moose Mountain range. Its highest point lies within the mountains, where elevation reaches 1,670 feet above sea level. The town’s main thoroughfare is New Hampshire Route 153.
Middleton is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. It boasts a full-time police department, a volunteer fire department and volunteer emergency medical services. Top employers in the area include Middle Building Supply & DiPrizio Pine Sales and the Town of Middleton. The median family income, as of 2011, is $59,844 and the median age of the town as a whole is 41.7 years.
Children in the area attend the Farmington and Middleton School District, which includes one elementary school, one middle school and one high school. They may also attend local career technology centers, including the Dover Vocational Center and Somersworth Regional Vocational Center. For recreation and entertainment, residents in Middleton can take advantage of the town?s municipal parks, fishing and hunting areas, boating marinas and local beaches. The area is 51 miles from the nearest public airport and just 10 miles from the nearest hospital.