Shelton Fairfield County, Connecticut

Shelton: City in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States

About

Shelton is a city located in the county of Fairfield in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Its population at the 2010 census was 39,559. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 40,957 inhabitants.

The city was created 233 years ago in 1788.

Shelton Quick Facts

Population : 40,957 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Connecticut (United States)
County : Fairfield County
Postal code : 06484
Phone Area Codes : 475, 203
Water as percent of area : 4%
Land as percent of area : 96%
Altitude : 62 feet / 19 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1789 (233 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 19:19:32 (26th May 2022)
Population growth : 3.41% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Shelton is located at 41°18'59"N 73°5'35"W (41.3164900, -73.0931600).

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Demographics

The population of Shelton increased by 3.41% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 39,559 - census
2011 39,952 0.98% estimation process
2012 40,241 0.72% estimation process
2013 40,920 1.66% estimation process
2014 41,148 0.55% estimation process
2015 41,086 -0.15% estimation process
2016 41,232 0.35% estimation process
2017 41,079 -0.37% estimation process
2018 41,128 0.12% estimation process
2019 41,129 0% estimation process
2020 40,957 -0.42% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 12,268
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 12,170
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 0.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 12,582
April 1, 2010 Population : 12,161
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.7%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 21.9%
People over 65 (%) : 21.3%
Female persons, % : 51.1%
White only, percent : 95.0%
Black or African American alone, percent : 2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.7%
Asians alone % : 0.6%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.5%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.5%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 92.9%
2015-2019 Veterans : 745
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.7%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 5,633

Shelton zip code is 06484. County name: Fairfield, County fips: 09001

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 5,633
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $95,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $996
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $333
2015-2019 median gross rent : $580
Permits for construction, 2020 : 18
2015-2019 Households : 4,715
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.50
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 93.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 71.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 59.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 84.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 10.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 14.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 12.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 53.0%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 23,940
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 45,961
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 179,508
2012 total retail sales per capita : $15,090
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 26.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $37,277
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $21,516
Percentage of people living in poverty : 15.2%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 213
2019 total employment : 2,454
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 78,504
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 9.0%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 911
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,024
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 594
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 291
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 35
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 954
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 142
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 843
2010 population per square mile : 43.1
2010 land area in square miles : 282.09

People born in Shelton (9)

People born in Shelton, including Catholic bishop Peter Leo Gerety, psychotherapist Ernest Lawrence Rossi, musical comedy actress Helen Barnes, .

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Schools in Shelton

College & universities near Shelton, CT

Code Name City ZIP
445911 Lincoln Technical Institute-Shelton Shelton (CT) 06484
455798 Oxford Academy of Hair Design Inc Seymour (CT) 06483
129941 University of New Haven West Haven (CT) 06516-1916
130509 Stone Academy-West Haven West Haven (CT) 06516
130493 Southern Connecticut State University New Haven (CT) 06515-1355

Stations (25)

Amtrak & bus stations near Shelton, CT

Code Name Address Type
NHV Union Station 50 Union Avenue RAIL
BRP Bridgeport 525 Water St. RAIL
WFD Wallingford station 37 Hall Avenue RAIL
MDN Meriden Transit Center 60 State Street RAIL
BER Berlin 51 Depot Road RAIL

Post offices near Shelton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Shelton Post Office Shelton (CT) 06484
Derby Post Office Derby (CT) 06418
Ansonia Post Office Ansonia (CT) 06401
Shelton Carrier Annex Post Office Shelton (CT) 06484
Huntington Post Office Shelton (CT) 06484

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Shelton , Washington county seat of Mason County, Washington, United States with a population of 10,955 people.
  • Shelton , Nebraska village in Buffalo and Hall counties, Nebraska, in the United States with a population of 1,055 people.

Other cities in Fairfield County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Fairfield County , CT. (more)

City Name Population Title
Bridgeport 143,525 County seat city of Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Stamford 131,397 City in Connecticut, United States
North Stamford 128,278 City in Connecticut, United States
Norwalk 88,655 City in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
East Norwalk 84,530 City in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States of America
Danbury 84,317 City in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Greenwich 62,769 Town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Fairfield 62,215 Town in Connecticut, United States of America
Stratford 51,660 Town in Connecticut
Trumbull 35,438 Town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Westport 28,444 Town in Connecticut
Ridgefield 24,898 Town in Connecticut
Darien 21,693 Town in Connecticut
New Canaan 20,115 Town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Bethel 19,941 City in Alaska, USA
Monroe 19,328 Town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Shelton distances to largest Connecticut cities