Shelton, Connecticut Population 2021

41,131
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Shelton is a city located in Fairfield County Connecticut. With a 2020 population of 41,131, it is the 14th largest city in Connecticut and the 950th largest city in the United States . Shelton is currently growing at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 3.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,559 in 2010. Shelton reached it's highest population of 41,232 in 2016. Spanning over 32 miles, Shelton has a population density of 1,343 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shelton is $121,788 with a poverty rate of 5.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,466 per month, and the median house value is $349,300. 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 Shelton was:

  • White: 89.55%
  • Asian: 4.35%
  • Other race: 2.02%
  • Black or African American: 1.94%
  • Two or more races: 1.93%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Shelton, Connecticut is 41,131 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 41,128.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 39,559.

Shelton, Connecticut Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,84089.55%
Asian1,7884.35%
Some Other Race8302.02%
Black or African American8001.94%
Two or More Races7921.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native480.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.10%
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Shelton Population by Race

Shelton Population Pyramid $2021

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Shelton Median Age

47.2


Total

46.6


Male

47.6


Female

Shelton Adults

There are 33,991 adults, (8,689 of whom are seniors) in Shelton.

Shelton Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelton Sex Ratio

Female

21,491

52.24%

Male

19,650

47.76%

Shelton Population by Age

Shelton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.8%10.2%
All80.6%19.4%
Female70%30%
Male69.5%30.5%
Non Family68.3%31.7%

80.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,1852.5180.6
Married9,0973.189.8
Non Family4,9851.2568.3
Female1,5203.0670
Male5832.869.5

3.04

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Shelton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5901.95%
9th to 12th Grade1,3404.43%
High School Graduate7,75525.64%
Some College5,08416.81%
Associates Degree2,5608.46%
Bachelors Degree7,09423.45%
Graduate Degree5,82519.26%
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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
White25,95624,65811,214
Hispanic2,4812,056693
Asian1,1591,019770
Black565526191
Other Race557401150
2+ Races254190100
Native American2727

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 66.44%.

Shelton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$62,124$69,347$53,068
Less Than 9th Grade$33,583$36,488$32,417
High School Graduate$42,696$54,046$37,228
Some College$54,302$63,539$42,953
Bachelors Degree$71,612$86,484$59,799
Graduate Degree$85,503$101,288$80,458

$62,124

Average Earnings

$69,347

Average Male

$53,068

Average Female

Shelton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelton Language by Age

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Shelton Language

82.89% of Shelton residents speak only English, while 17.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.89% of the population.

Shelton Language

Shelton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,0811,6734.91%
Hispanic3,5281805.10%
Asian1,7481297.38%
Multiple792394.92%
Black761374.86%
Other808111.36%

5.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.93%

Male Poverty Rate

6.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelton is Asian, with 7.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelton is Other, with 1.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.92%.

Shelton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.24%
Some College7.92%
High School6.20%
Bachelors or Greater1.66%

Shelton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed15.73%
Male Unemployed14.63%
Female Employed3.25%
Male Employed1.61%

Shelton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$97,131$121,788
Families$117,256$145,236
Married Families$129,512-
Non Families$48,887$66,849
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Income by Household Type

Shelton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

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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2,076

Number of Veterans

1,894

Male Veterans

182

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam701
Korea239
Second Gulf War205
World War II159
First Gulf War152

Shelton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74644
75+642
35 to 54408
55 to 64285
18 to 3497

Shelton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9986.48%
Hispanic1113.95%
Other Race294.37%
Native American2756.25%
Asian211.46%
Black10.16%

Shelton Veterans by Race

Shelton Veterans by Education

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4.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelton Veterans by Education

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67.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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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63.93%

Born in Shelton

86.91%

Native Born

13.09%

Foreign Born

4.52%

Non Citizen

8.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.91% of Shelton residents were born in the United States, with 63.93% having been born in Connecticut. 4.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Shelton Place of Birth

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

Shelton Population by Year