Shelton, CT
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Shelton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 41,296 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Shelton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.52%), office and administrative support (13.43%), and sales jobs (12.63%).

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.

Shelton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Shelton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Shelton are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.36% of adults in Shelton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Shelton in 2010 was $42,417, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,668 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, English, and German.

The most common language spoken in Shelton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.