Shelton, Connecticut Population 2022

41,132
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Shelton is a city located in Fairfield County Connecticut. Shelton has a 2020 population of 41,132. Shelton is currently growing at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 3.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,608 in 2010.

The average household income in Shelton is $121,788 with a poverty rate of 5.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,375 per month, and the median house value is $345,200. The median age in Shelton is 47.2 years, 46.6 years for males, and 47.6 years for females.

Shelton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sheltonwas:

  • White: 87.25%
  • Asian: 4.83%
  • Two or more races: 3.75%
  • Black or African American: 2.65%
  • Other race: 1.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.11%
The current population of Shelton, Connecticut is 41,132 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 41,132.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 39,608.

Shelton, Connecticut Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35,91287.25%
Black or African American1,0912.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.11%
Asian1,9894.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander800.19%
Some Other Race5031.22%
Two or More Races1,5433.75%
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Shelton Population by Race

Shelton Population Pyramid 2022

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Shelton Median Age

48.1


Total

47.7


Male

48.4


Female

Shelton Adults

There are 34,205 adults, (8,868 of whom are seniors) in Shelton.

Shelton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelton Sex Ratio

Female

21,559

52.38%

Male

19,603

47.62%

Shelton Population by Age

Shelton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.4%8.6%
All79.6%20.4%
Female74.3%25.7%
Male68.9%31.1%
Non Family62.1%37.9%

79.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,5162.4679.6
Married9,1073.0391.4
Male5912.868.9
Female1,4113.3274.3
Non Family5,4071.2562.1

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Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Shelton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5341.74%
9th to 12th Grade1,1933.89%
High School Graduate7,94025.90%
Some College5,31217.33%
Associates Degree2,4838.10%
Bachelors Degree7,18323.43%
Graduate Degree6,01019.61%
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Shelton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,215977754
2+ Races612476313
White26,24525,12311,469
Other Race407390158
Hispanic2,3562,068748
Black699671158
Native American2828

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.06%.

Shelton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$62,550$70,079$55,662
Less Than 9th Grade$33,256$39,810$15,896
High School Graduate$44,940$52,171$40,073
Some College$54,248$66,035$41,976
Bachelors Degree$71,149$85,787$65,427
Graduate Degree$85,181$100,536$81,787

$62,550

Average Earnings

$70,079

Average Male

$55,662

Average Female

Shelton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelton Language by Age

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Shelton Language

83.03% of Shelton residents speak only English, while 16.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.49% of the population.

Shelton Language

Shelton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple1,54329819.31%
Asian1,9181668.65%
Hispanic3,4152617.64%
Black1,069575.33%
White33,4931,4684.38%
Other10NaN%

5.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.19%

Male Poverty Rate

6.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelton is Multiple, with 19.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.13%.

Shelton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.12%
High School6.01%
Some College6.01%
Bachelors or Greater1.37%

Shelton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.39%
Male Unemployed5.71%
Female Employed3.64%
Female Unemployed16.15%

Shelton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$98,873$119,386
Families$119,036$143,780
Married Families$131,126-
Non Families$48,807$66,087
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Income by Household Type

Shelton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelton Married by Age and Sex

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Shelton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Shelton Marital Status by Race

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Shelton Marital Status

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2,159

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War252
First Gulf War190
Vietnam733
Korea164
World War II144

Shelton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34162
35 to 54340
55 to 64365
65 to 74607
75+685

Shelton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0736.80%
Native American2863.64%
Other Race4410.26%
2+ Races141.70%
Hispanic742.67%

Shelton Veterans by Race

Shelton Veterans by Education

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3.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelton Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Shelton Employment by Age

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Shelton Employment by Race

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Shelton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.73%

Born in Shelton

88.21%

Native Born

11.79%

Foreign Born

4.35%

Non Citizen

7.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.21% of Shelton residents were born in the United States, with 63.73% having been born in Connecticut. 4.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Shelton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19002,8370.00%
19104,8071,9705.41%
19209,4754,6687.02%
193010,1136380.65%
194010,9718580.82%
195012,6941,7231.47%
196018,1905,4963.66%
197027,1658,9754.09%
198031,3144,1491.43%
199035,4184,1041.24%
200038,1012,6830.73%
201039,6081,5070.39%
201139,9523440.87%
201240,2412890.72%
201340,9206791.69%
201441,1482280.56%
201541,086-62-0.15%
201641,2321460.36%
201741,079-153-0.37%
201841,128490.12%
201941,12910.00%
202041,13010.00%
202141,13110.00%
202241,13210.00%

Shelton Population by Year