Shelton, CT


Shelton, CT Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Shelton Housing Market Information

With 41,334 people, 15,803 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $374,891, real estate costs in Shelton are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Connecticut communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Shelton, accounting for 66.94% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Shelton include row houses and other attached homes ( 13.51%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.42%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.47%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Shelton. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 80.30% of Shelton's homes, and 63.31% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Shelton built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Shelton built between 1940-1969 ( 30.19%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 11.54%). There's also some housing in Shelton built between 2000 and later ( 10.77%).

Shelton Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Shelton over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 14.32% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Shelton home appreciation rates at 0.04%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.15%.

Over the last year, Shelton appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Shelton's appreciation rate has been 3.21%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Shelton were at 0.04%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.15%.

Notably, Shelton's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Connecticut, our data show that Shelton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Connecticut.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Shelton differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Shelton - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Shelton real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,064,000 0.8
$798,001 - $1,064,000 1.2
$532,001 - $798,000 10.5
$426,001 - $532,000 15.1
$319,001 - $426,000 33.8
$213,001 - $319,000 26.9
$106,001 - $213,000 7.7
$53,001 - $106,000 1.2
$0 - $53,000 2.7

High for CT
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
12.3620437956204 23.0769230769231

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Shelton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q1 - 2018 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q2 - 2018 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q2
30.76% 1.46%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,760 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 80.30
Renters 19.70
Vacant 7.26

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 10.8
1970 - 1999 47.5
1940 - 1969 30.2
1939 or Older 11.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 66.9
Townhomes 13.5
Small Apt. Buildings 9.4
Apt. Complexes 8.5
Mobile Homes 1.6
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.69
1 Bedroom 6.38
2 Bedrooms 25.09
3 Bedrooms 41.76
4 Bedrooms 21.55
5 or more bedrooms 3.53