Shelton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 41,334 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Shelton is the 26th largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Shelton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Shelton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Shelton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shelton who work in management occupations (14.70%), office and administrative support (13.43%), and sales jobs (11.66%).
Also of interest is that Shelton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Shelton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Shelton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Shelton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Shelton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Shelton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The citizens of Shelton are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.24% of adults in Shelton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Shelton in 2010 was $43,810, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $175,240 for a family of four.
The people who call Shelton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shelton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Shelton include Irish, Polish, German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Shelton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.