Shelton, Connecticut Population 2024

42,309

Shelton is a city located in Fairfield County Connecticut. Shelton has a 2024 population of 42,309. Shelton is currently growing at a rate of 0.49% annually and its population has increased by 3.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,846 in 2020.

The average household income in Shelton is $140,301 with a poverty rate of 5.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shelton is 44.6 years, 43.9 years for males, and 45.4 years for females.

Shelton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shelton was:

  • White: 75.69%
  • Asian: 8.84%
  • Two or more races: 6.62%
  • Black or African American: 4.74%
  • Other race: 3.48%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
30.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,381.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.58% (1,463)
The current population of Shelton, Connecticut is 42,309 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 40,846.

Shelton, Connecticut Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White31,19075.69%
Asian3,6418.84%
Two or more races2,7276.62%
Black or African American1,9534.74%
Other race1,4333.48%
Native American2620.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Shelton Population by Race

Shelton Population Pyramid 2024

Shelton Median Age

44.6

Total

43.9

Male

45.4

Female

Shelton Adults

There are 33,732 adults, (8,249 of whom are seniors) in Shelton.

Shelton Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelton Sex Ratio

Female21,62152.47%
Male19,58547.53%

Shelton Population by Age

Shelton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,7742.5878.521.5
Married8,9723.1189.510.5
Non Family4,6971.259.340.7
Female1,5073.6675.624.4
Male5982.7670.229.8
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3.1

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shelton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shelton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.11%.

Shelton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$68,161

Average Earnings

$78,832

Average Male

$61,104

Average Female

Shelton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shelton Language

78.28% of Shelton residents speak only English, while 21.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 10.62% of the population.

Shelton Language

Shelton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White28,8781,7115.92%
Hispanic4,9433046.15%
Multiple2,7052549.39%
Black1,9161206.26%
Other1,414110.78%
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5.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.49%

Male Poverty Rate

6.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelton is Multiple, with 9.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelton is Other, with 0.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.17%.

Shelton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.94%
High School9.29%
Some College7.5%
Bachelors or Greater1.99%
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Shelton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed18.13%
Male Unemployed7.39%
Female Employed2.7%
Male Employed1.81%
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Shelton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shelton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shelton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,853

Number of Veterans

1,740

Male Veterans

113

Female Veterans

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Shelton Veterans by War

count

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Shelton Veterans by Age

count

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Shelton Veterans by Race

Shelton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Shelton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shelton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shelton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

62.64%

Born in Shelton

84.31%

Native Born

15.69%

Foreign Born

5.31%

Non Citizen

10.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.31% of Shelton residents were born in the United States, with 62.64% having been born in Connecticut. 5.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Shelton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202943,3392060.48%
202843,1332060.48%
202742,9272060.48%
202642,7212060.48%
202542,5152060.49%
202442,3092060.49%
202342,1032060.49%
202241,8972060.49%
202141,6918452.07%
202040,846-341-0.83%
201941,187-17-0.04%
201841,204690.17%
201741,135-140-0.34%
201641,2751650.4%
201541,110-60-0.15%
201441,1702320.57%
201340,9386841.7%
201240,2542930.73%
201139,9613470.88%
201039,6141,5133.97%
200038,1012,6837.58%
199035,4184,10413.11%
198031,3144,14915.27%
197027,1658,97549.34%
196018,1905,49643.3%
195012,6941,72315.71%
194010,9718588.48%
193010,1136386.73%
19209,4754,66897.11%
19104,8071,97069.44%
19002,837
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Shelton Population by Year