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The City of Shelton had a population of 41,430 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Shelton is located at latitude 41.3165 and longitude -73.0932 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelton encompass a land area of 30.63 sq. miles and a water area of 1.28 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.
The City of Shelton (GNIS ID: 2378290) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Shelton: Huntington, Huntington Landing, Ripton.
|Total Population||41,430 (100%)|
|Population in Households||40,917 (98.8%)|
|Population in Families||34,628 (83.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||513 ( 1.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$94,945|
|Average Household Income||$118,579|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$45,897|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||16,975 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||12,414 (73.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,612 (21.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||949 ( 5.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$346,689|
|Average Home Value||$368,987|
|Housing Affordability Index3||137|
|Average Household Size||2.55|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.65%|
|Per Capita Income||1.94%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.32%|
The table below compares Shelton to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 17||89th|
|Population Density||# 77||47th|
|Median Household Income||# 42||71st|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 68||48th|
|Per Capita Income||# 64||56th|
|Diversity Index||# 59||59th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Connecticut Census Data Comparison Tool.