Shelton 75 Exceptional
Shelton Livability #52 ranked city in Connecticut#7,171 ranked city in the USARanks better than 75% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Shelton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Shelton Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than Connecticut
13535% more expensive than the US average
12424% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Shelton cost of living
A+ Shelton Crime Total crime is 51% lower than Connecticut
Total crime
79068% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 12768% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Shelton crime
C+ Shelton Employment Household income is 22% higher than Connecticut
Median household income
$87,27758% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$43,81047% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%13% higher than the US average
Shelton employment
F Shelton Housing Home value is 26% higher than Connecticut
Median home value
$338,20083% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,19526% higher than the US average
Home ownership
81%28% higher than the US average
Shelton real estate or Shelton rentals
B+ Shelton Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
60%22% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Shelton K-12 schools
A- Shelton User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Shelton
Overall user rating
77% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
80% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Shelton, CT

      Shelton, Connecticut is a moderately-sized city with a population of 40,979 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Shelton is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. 80% of the people in Shelton (over the age of 15) are married and 65% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Shelton, Connecticut could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Shelton, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, education, employment and more.

      The livability score in Shelton is 72 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 72nd percentile of all cities across America. If we explore each of the categories individually, we see that Shelton ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (B+) and employment (C+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Shelton. The following was graded with a discouraging score: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Shelton on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Shelton has a violent crime rate of 67 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Shelton is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Shelton come in at $338,200, which is 25.6% higher than the Connecticut average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Shelton, the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 2.6% higher than the Connecticut average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Shelton will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Shelton, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 3.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 1.7%.

      Shelton transportation information

      Average one way commute27min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work86.9%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.9%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.4%4.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.5%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home3.5%4.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Shelton, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).