Shelton, Washington Population 2021

11,287
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Shelton is a city located in Mason County Washington. It is also the county seat of Mason County. With a 2020 population of 11,287, it is the 82nd largest city in Washington and the 2856th largest city in the United States . Shelton is currently growing at a rate of 2.88% annually and its population has increased by 14.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,834 in 2010. Shelton reached it's highest population of 11,287 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Shelton has a population density of 1,943 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shelton is $52,225 with a poverty rate of 26.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $932 per month, and the median house value is $162,700. The median age in Shelton is 36 years, 33.3 years for males, and 37.7 years for females.

Shelton Demographics

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

  • White: 76.22%
  • Other race: 11.11%
  • Two or more races: 7.59%
  • Native American: 2.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.22%
  • Black or African American: 0.70%
  • Asian: 0.57%
The current population of Shelton, Washington is 11,287 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,339.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,834.

Shelton, Washington Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202169,5441,3882.00%
202068,1561,3882.04%
201966,7681,3882.08%
201865,3801,6402.51%
201763,7401,5982.51%
201662,1421,1511.85%
201560,9913870.63%
201460,6041300.21%
201360,474-207-0.34%
201260,681-189-0.31%
201160,8701370.23%
201060,7330.00%

Shelton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,74976.22%
Some Other Race1,13011.11%
Two or More Races7727.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native2632.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1241.22%
Black or African American710.70%
Asian580.57%
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Shelton Population by Race

Shelton Population Pyramid $2021

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Shelton Median Age

36


Total

33.3


Male

37.7


Female

Shelton Adults

There are 7,530 adults, (1,572 of whom are seniors) in Shelton.

Shelton Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelton Sex Ratio

Female

4,997

49.15%

Male

5,170

50.85%

Shelton Population by Age

Shelton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shelton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.3%27.7%
Male56.8%43.2%
All52%48%
Female42.1%57.9%
Non Family39.8%60.2%

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shelton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5472.7652
Non Family1,4911.3739.8
Married1,1353.5772.3
Female6294.0642.1
Male2923.8456.8

3.47

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

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Shelton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade65110.03%
9th to 12th Grade65910.16%
High School Graduate1,88529.05%
Some College1,92829.71%
Associates Degree5598.61%
Bachelors Degree5638.68%
Graduate Degree2443.76%
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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
White5,0334,406723
Hispanic96732536
Other Race5951356
2+ Races3062721
Native American12357
Black706325
Islander5252
Asian444423

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.27%.

Shelton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,034$30,477$27,391
Less Than 9th Grade$19,337$20,744$10,852
High School Graduate$27,257$26,284$31,641
Some College$36,192$48,851$27,006
Bachelors Degree$34,271$31,667$34,688
Graduate Degree$45,288$41,311$54,500

$29,034

Average Earnings

$30,477

Average Male

$27,391

Average Female

Shelton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelton Language by Age

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Shelton Language

82.74% of Shelton residents speak only English, while 17.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.39% of the population.

Shelton Language

Shelton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,9081,39020.12%
Hispanic2,1121,07550.90%
Other1,11461855.48%
Native24620081.30%
Multiple74514819.87%
Asian492448.98%
Black57610.53%

26.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.76%

Male Poverty Rate

26.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelton is Native, with 81.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelton is Black, with 10.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.50%.

Shelton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.30%
Some College16.49%
High School14.88%
Bachelors or Greater7.16%

Shelton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed62.57%
Male Unemployed24.32%
Male Employed13.93%
Female Employed12.94%

Shelton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,809$52,225
Families$48,846$59,280
Married Families$70,518-
Non Families$26,460$36,020
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Income by Household Type

Shelton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

31.3%

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 35-44.

Shelton Marital Status by Race

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Shelton Marital Status

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698

Number of Veterans

638

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam266
Second Gulf War163
First Gulf War147
Korea32
World War II14

Shelton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54258
65 to 74211
75+108
55 to 6490
18 to 3431

Shelton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White62810.28%
2+ Races5714.32%
Asian715.91%
Native American64.65%

Shelton Veterans by Race

Shelton Veterans by Education

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18.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelton Veterans by Education

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55.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

7.6%

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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51.79%

Born in Shelton

87.29%

Native Born

12.71%

Foreign Born

10.04%

Non Citizen

2.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.29% of Shelton residents were born in the United States, with 51.79% having been born in Washington. 10.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shelton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,2873162.88%
202010,9713162.97%
201910,6553163.06%
201810,3392092.06%
201710,1302152.17%
20169,9151261.29%
20159,789630.65%
20149,726230.24%
20139,703-63-0.65%
20129,766-66-0.67%
20119,832-16-0.16%
20109,8481,4061.55%
20008,4421,2011.55%
19907,241-388-0.52%
19807,6291,1141.59%
19706,5158641.43%
19605,6516061.14%
19505,0451,3383.13%
19403,7076161.83%
19303,0910.00%

Shelton Population by Year