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.

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 (14.52%), 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.

Because of many things, Shelton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Shelton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Shelton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Shelton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Shelton citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.