Shelton, CT

40,979 Population
30.6 square miles 1,338.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.1%
was 1.1%
 
Population Density
1,338.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
53.3%
was 51.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
12.6%
was 12.9%
 
Percent Under 18
18.9%
was 18.9%
 
Percent 65 and Over
20.0%
was 19.2%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.7
was 5.4
Ranked 5th Lowest in CT
Percent Living in Poverty
5.0%
was 5.1%
 
Median Household Income
$87,277
was $86,870
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.9
43
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
74.3
was 44.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,018.6
was 1,104.4
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
17,041
was 16,471
 
Median Rent
$1,195
was $1,198
 
Total Building Permits
129
was 299
 
Occupied Housing Units
15,803
was 15,392
 
Homeownership Rate
81.3%
was 80.5%
 
Single Family Building Permits
37
was 49
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
556.4
was 537.8
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
29.5%
was 26.5%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
92
was 250
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
8.1
was 18.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.2
was 7.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.4%
was 98.6%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.8%
was 98.9%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.5%
was 93.3%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
40.2%
was 39.4%
 

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