Shelton, Washington Population 2020

10,814

Shelton is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 10,814, it is the 83rd largest city in Washington and the 2931st largest city in the United States. Shelton is currently growing at a rate of 2.12% annually and its population has increased by 9.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,834 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Shelton has a population density of 1,861 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shelton is $50,480 with a poverty rate of 25.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $906 per month, and the median house value is $156,600. The median age in Shelton is 35.2 years, 32.9 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.3 males.

Shelton Demographics

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

  • White: 76.85%
  • Other race: 12.13%
  • Two or more races: 6.22%
  • Native American: 1.88%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.14%
  • Black or African American: 0.56%
The current population of Shelton, Washington is 10,814, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,364.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,834.

Shelton, Washington Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202068,9191,7062.48%
201967,2131,7062.54%
201865,5071,7062.60%
201763,8011,6222.54%
201662,1791,1461.84%
201561,0334180.68%
201460,6151430.24%
201360,472-209-0.35%
201260,681-189-0.31%
201160,8701350.22%
201060,7350.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,68276.85%
Some Other Race1,21312.13%
Two or More Races6226.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native1881.88%
Asian1211.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1141.14%
Black or African American560.56%

Shelton Population Pyramid 2020

Shelton Median Age

35.2


Total

32.9


Male

37.5


Female

Shelton Adults

There are 7,337 adults, (1,507 of whom are seniors) in Shelton.

Shelton Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelton Sex Ratio

Female

4,870

48.72%

Male

5,126

51.28%

Shelton Households and Families

Shelton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shelton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.3%30.7%
Male61.9%38.1%
All52.7%47.3%
Female45%55%
Non Family41.8%58.2%

52.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3652.8552.7
Non Family1,4481.3341.8
Married1,0943.8869.3
Female5844.3545
Male2393.761.9

3.7

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

8.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shelton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5368.46%
9th to 12th Grade64210.14%
High School Graduate1,92230.35%
Some College1,95430.85%
Associates Degree5638.89%
Bachelors Degree5338.42%
Graduate Degree1832.89%

Shelton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,0164,381681
Hispanic90140035
Other Race5501598
Multiple Races2582341
Native American12279
Black5043
Asian5050
Islander3636

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 white people with a rate of 13.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,887$28,216$25,698
Less Than High School$18,553$21,115$
High School Grad$27,313$26,281$35,257
Some College$29,816$44,306$25,061
Bachelors Degree$34,821$37,083$33,929
Graduate Degree$45,469$42,361$45,625

$26,887

Average Earnings

$28,216

Average Male

$25,698

Average Female

Shelton Language

Shelton Language by Age

Shelton Language

83.24% of Shelton residents speak only English, while 16.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.03% of the population.

Shelton Poverty

Shelton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,9931,40120.03%
Hispanic1,86188647.61%
Other1,19367356.41%
Multiple61113622.26%
Native16810562.50%
Black29517.24%

25.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.07%

Male Poverty Rate

25.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelton is Native, with 62.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelton is Black, with 17.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.08%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.31%
High School17.09%
Some College16.56%
Bachelors or Greater6.70%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.85%
Male Employed16.91%
Female Employed15.04%
Male Unemployed10.49%

Shelton Income

Shelton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,141$50,480
Families$49,712$56,849
Married Families$59,737-
Non Families$26,408$36,806

Shelton Marital Status

Shelton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.9%

Male Marriage Rate

30.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelton Married by Age and Sex

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

Shelton Veterans

781

Number of Veterans

703

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam295
Second Gulf War179
First Gulf War162
Korea33
World War II13
Name Veterans % of Total
White71211.79%
Hispanic332.94%
Other334.89%
2 or More309.93%
Indian64.72%

$Shelton Veterans by Education

14.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelton Employment Status

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Shelton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

54.31%

Born in Washington

88.76%

Native Born

11.24%

Foreign Born

8.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.76% of Shelton residents were born in the United States, with 54.31% having been born in Washington. 8.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,8142252.12%
201910,5892252.17%
201810,3642192.16%
201710,1452252.27%
20169,9201271.30%
20159,793660.68%
20149,727260.27%
20139,701-60-0.61%
20129,761-66-0.67%
20119,827-16-0.16%
20109,8431,4011.55%
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%