Shelton demographics profile

StatisticSheltonConnecticutNational
Population40,9793,588,570318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,33864891
Median age46.740.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1837%43%43%
Speak English82%78%79%
Speak Spanish5%12%13%
Shelton, CT has a population of 40,979 and is the 1,003rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,338 per sq mi which is 107% higher than the Connecticut average and 1377% higher than the national average. The median age in Shelton is 47 which is approximately 15% higher than the Connecticut average of 41. In Shelton, 62% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 82% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 65% of Shelton residents were born in Connecticut, 21% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 13% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Shelton is 107% higher than Connecticut.
  • The median age in Shelton is 15% higher than Connecticut.
  • In Shelton 92.71% of the population is White.
  • In Shelton 1.43% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Shelton 3.70% of the population is Asian.

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Shelton population breakdown by race

RaceSheltonConnecticutNational
White92.71%77.14%73.35%
Black or African American1.43%10.39%12.63%
Asian3.70%4.26%5.22%
American Indian0.03%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.08%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.11%2.98%3.06%
Other race0.94%4.95%4.75%
In Shelton, 6.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Shelton, CT demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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