Income/capita 35%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 26%
Income per capita$19,246$32,999$29,829
Median household income$38,550$62,848$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,929$79,796$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,460$41,061$35,192
Median earnings male$25,853$41,953$36,919
Median earnings female$23,589$27,576$26,250
Unemployment rate5.9%4.3%4.7%
Poverty level24.3%12.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Shelton is 35% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Shelton is 30% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Shelton is 26% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Shelton is 61% higher than the national average

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      Shelton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.2%0.6%
      Manufacturing sector17.3%27.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.6%1.9%
      Wholesale & retail services21.3%15.0%
      Public administration8.6%15.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.1%1.5%
      Education, health & social services8.1%27.7%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Allyn, WA2,477$68,53824%
      Grapeview, WA1,003$66,25020%
      Lacey, WA45,644$59,6248%
      Herron Island, WA67$55,5770%
      Olympia, WA49,608$54,5231%
      Shelton, WA9,832$38,55030%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tipp City, OH9,834$63,34915%
      Fort Salonga, NY9,835$125,422127%
      Paris, KY9,836$34,47038%
      Nocatee, FL9,836$96,65975%
      Flat Rock, MI9,836$57,5004%
      Shelton, WA9,832$38,55030%
      Source: The Shelton, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).