Shelton, CT

Census Place

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2022 Population
41,206
0.64% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Murphy
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
6.89% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.53%
7.48% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$112,366
8.41% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$410,400
14.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Shelton, CT had a population of 41.2k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $112,366. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shelton, CT grew from 40,944 to 41,206, a 0.64% increase and its median household income grew from $103,647 to $112,366, a 8.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shelton, CT are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.84%), White (Hispanic) (4.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.23%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.21%).

None of the households in Shelton, CT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.7% of the residents in Shelton, CT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shelton, CT are Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton (408 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Shelton, CT was $410,400, and the homeownership rate was 78.5%.

Most people in Shelton, CT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Shelton, CT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Shelton, CT is home to a population of 41.2k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.6% of Shelton, CT residents were born outside of the country (6.41k people).

In 2022, there were 8.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.2k people) in Shelton, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.64k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.98k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.7%
2022 Citizenship
95.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.7% of Shelton, CT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shelton, CT was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shelton, CT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.2k ± 1.21k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.64k ± 1.05k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.98k ± 467
12.1%
Hispanic Population
4.99k people

In 2022, there were 8.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.2k people) in Shelton, CT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.64k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.98k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.1% of the people in Shelton, CT are hispanic (4.99k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Shelton, CT as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.41k people
12.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.14k people

As of 2022, 15.6% of Shelton, CT residents (6.41k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shelton, CT was 12.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    612 ± 159
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    398 ± 169
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    124 ± 78

Shelton, CT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shelton, CT employs 21.6k people. The largest industries in Shelton, CT are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,933 people), Manufacturing (3,008 people), and Educational Services (2,185 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($204,191), Wholesale Trade ($112,500), and Finance & Insurance ($101,940).

Occupations

21.6k
2022 Value
± 1,219
−0.612%
1 Year decline
± 7.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shelton, CT declined at a rate of −0.612%, from 21.7k employees to 21.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shelton, CT, are Management Occupations (2,437 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,110 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,875 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shelton, CT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.6k
2022 Value
± 1,219
−0.612%
1 Year decline
± 7.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shelton, CT declined at a rate of −0.612%, from 21.7k employees to 21.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shelton, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,933 people), Manufacturing (3,008 people), and Educational Services (2,185 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shelton, CT, though some of these residents may live in Shelton, CT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$77,240
Median earning men ± $4,450
$58,832
Median earning women ± $3,384

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($111,094), Public Administration ($107,357), and Information ($102,232).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($118,237), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($90,795), and Manufacturing ($82,839).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.67M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Connecticut.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Connecticut went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing the state of Connecticut. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Connecticut

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Richard Blumenthal
Senator from Connecticut3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are the senators currently representing Connecticut.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Connecticut

Connecticut is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Connecticut have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Shelton, CT awarded 408 degrees. The student population of Shelton, CT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 323 male students and 414 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shelton, CT are Black or African American (138 and 33.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (102 and 25%), White (102 and 25%), and Unknown (38 and 9.31%).

The largest universities in Shelton, CT by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton (408 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Shelton, CT are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (117 and 28.7%), Electrician (113 and 27.7%), and Medical Assistant (99 and 24.3%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.962% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (765k), Bachelors Degree (631k), and Some college (550k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shelton, CT was $410,400 in 2022, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $358,900 to $410,400, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Shelton, CT is 78.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shelton, CT have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shelton, CT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$410,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,752
$12,379
Median Property Taxes
±$688

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shelton, CT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Shelton, CT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.5%
Homeownership
2022
60.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.5% of the housing units in Shelton, CT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Shelton, CT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$112,366
Median Household Income
± $2,945
15.8k
Number of Households
± 992

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.8k households in Shelton, CT grew to $112,366 from the previous year's value of $103,647.

The following chart displays the households in Shelton, CT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shelton, CT is from Connecticut.
0.501
2022 Wage GINI in Connecticut
0.502
2021 Wage GINI in Connecticut

In 2022, the income inequality in Connecticut was 0.501 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0861% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Connecticut was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Connecticut in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.47%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Shelton, CT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.47%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shelton, CT have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.89% of the workforce in Shelton, CT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Shelton, CT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shelton, CT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.53% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shelton, CT (2.26k out of 40.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shelton, CT is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.5% of the population of Shelton, CT has health coverage, with 58.4% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.949% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see 1060 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (1074 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1064 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 296 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,060 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fairfield County, CT

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, CT see an average of 1,060 patients per year. This represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (1,074 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fairfield County, CT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.3% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 42.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.49%
Uninsured
58.4%
Employer Coverage
12%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.949%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shelton, CT declined by 4.73% from 3.67% to 3.49%.

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