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Population in 2012: 40,261 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 

Males: 19,146  (47.6%)
Females: 21,115  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  44.4 years
Connecticut median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 06484.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $80,944 (it was $67,292 in 2000)
Shelton:

$80,944
CT:

$67,276
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $40,061

Shelton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $325,154 (it was $209,100 in 2000)
Shelton:

$325,154
CT:

$267,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $376,176; Detached houses: $403,960; Townhouses or other attached units: $300,469; In 2-unit structures: $308,100; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $321,098; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $257,844; Mobile homes: $76,568

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,100.

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  • White alone - 34,979 (88.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2,529 (6.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1,146 (2.9%)
  • Black alone - 813 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 130 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (0.07%)
  • Other race alone - 16 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Shelton: 133.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (20.7%), Irish (14.3%), Polish (9.0%), English (7.1%), German (6.5%), Portuguese (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/1789

Elevation: 130 feet

Land area: 30.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,317 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Shelton:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shelton city:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

4,660 residents are foreign born (6.7% Europe, 1.9% Asia).

This city:  11.8%
Connecticut:  13.8%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Shelton, Connecticut as of July 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Shelton to the number of sex offenders is 1,612 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,794 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,784 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Milford, CT (7.1 miles , pop. 50,594).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (46.1 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (58.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Derby, CT (1.6 miles ), Ansonia, CT (1.9 miles ), Monroe, CT (2.3 miles ), Trumbull, CT (2.4 miles ), Orange, CT (2.4 miles ), Riverside, CT (2.5 miles ), Seymour, CT (2.5 miles ), Woodbridge, CT (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 135 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 1998: 212 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 1999: 159 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2000: 117 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2001: 119 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 2002: 141 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2003: 85 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2004: 126 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2005: 134 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2006: 124 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2007: 81 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2012: 49 buildings, average cost: $147,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.31 N, Longitude: 73.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,392 (+11.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,032 (25.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 203

Shelton household income distribution Shelton home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Shelton by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1656412432527
per 100,000 2.515.712.915.310.22.55.19.97.55.012.25.017.5
Robberies 647121671112718111012
per 100,000 15.110.418.130.740.717.827.929.717.444.826.825.230.0
Assaults 27168111077891112153
per 100,000 68.041.820.728.125.417.817.819.822.427.429.237.87.5
Burglaries 9113111196123978810011697115131134
per 100,000 229.2341.9286.7245.5312.6246.2223.3247.4288.2241.3280.2330.5334.5
Thefts 436313241223295277299363395346333349265
per 100,000 1098.2816.8622.5570.3749.7703.1758.6898.0981.5860.8811.5880.6661.5
Auto thefts 66606582867462585252404433
per 100,000 166.2156.6167.9209.7218.6187.8157.3143.5129.2129.497.5111.082.4
Arson 1111121110200
per 100,000 2.52.62.62.62.55.12.52.52.50.04.90.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 96.295.980.686.497.673.476.888.188.087.186.089.083.4

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Crime rate in Shelton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 61 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Connecticut average:

2.36

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Shelton, Connecticut accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Connecticut:

8.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,694 (+7.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Shelton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Connecticut state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Shelton city center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shelton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from Shelton center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 28.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from Shelton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fairfield County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shelton topographic map

Birthplace of: Dan Orlovsky - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Aug 18, 1983), Peter Leo Gerety - Catholic bishop.

Main business address for: AMERICAN SKANDIA LIFE ASSURANCE CORP/CT (INSURANCE CARRIERS, NEC), BALDWIN TECHNOLOGY CO INC (PRINTING TRADES MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT), TRANSWITCH CORP /DE (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), IROQUOIS GAS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM LP (NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION), RAYTECH CORP (MISCELLANEOUS FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS), FLEXIINTERNATIONAL SOFTWARE INC/CT (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE).


Hospitals/medical centers in Shelton:

  • SHELTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 750 BRIDGEPORT AVENUE)
  • APPLE REHAB SHELTON LAKES (Nursing Home, 5 LAKE ROAD)
  • BISHOP WICKE HEALTH AND REHAB CT (Nursing Home, 584 LONG HILL AVE)
  • FLORA MARY HEWITT MEM HOSP ICF (Nursing Home, 230 CORAM AVE)
  • GARDNER HEIGHTS HEALTH CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, 172 ROCKY REST ROAD)
  • HEWITT HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, 45 MALTBY STREET)

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Heliports located in Shelton:

Amtrak stations near Shelton:

  • 10 miles: BRIDGEPORT (525 WATER ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: NEW HAVEN (50 UNION AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: WALLINGFORD (37 HALL AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

College/University in Shelton:

  • Lincoln Technical Institute (Full-time enrollment: 434; Location: 8 Progress Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolnedu.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shelton:

  • Sacred Heart University (about 9 miles; Fairfield, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,214)
  • University of New Haven (about 9 miles; West Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 4,540)
  • Porter and Chester Institute (about 10 miles; Stratford, CT; FT enrollment: 2,845)
  • Southern Connecticut State University (about 10 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 8,346)
  • Housatonic Community College (about 10 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 2,230)
  • University of Bridgeport (about 11 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 3,035)
  • Yale University (about 11 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 11,454)

Public high school in Shelton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Shelton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Shelton:

  • ST LAWRENCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 503 SHELTON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 430 CORAM AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • A CHILD'S GARDEN INC (Students: 72; Location: 20 IVY BROOK RD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Shelton, School District: SHELTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Shelton:

  • PLUMB MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,206,322; Location: 65 WOOSTER ST.; 147,348 books; 33 e-books; 5,624 audio materials; 9,941 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 231 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Shelton Catholic Regional School should be listed as St. Joseph School (address is correct).

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Notable locations in Shelton: Sunnyside Boat Ramp (A), Shelton Research Industrial Park (B), Rolling Ridge Commercial Park (C), Highland Golf Course (D), Brownson Country Club (E), Huntington Historical Society Building (F), Plumb Memorial Library (G), Echo Hose Hook and Ladder Volunteer Ambulance (H), Echo Hose Hook and Ladder Company Station 1 (I), Pine Rock Park Fire Company 4 (J), Huntington Fire Company 3 (K), White Hills Volunteer Fire Company 5 (L), Shelton Fire Marshal's Office (M), Shelton Fire Chief's Office (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Woodside Plaza Shopping Center (1), White Hill Shopping Center (2), South Side Plaza Shopping Center (3), Shelton Square Shopping Center (4), Mariahs Way Shopping Center (5), Huntington Village Center Shopping Center (6), Huntington Plaza Shopping Center (7), Edwards Shopping Center (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shelton include: White Hills Church (A), Church of the Good Shepherd (B), Grace Bible Church (C), Huntington Congregational Church (D), Huntington United Methodist Church (E), New Convenant Congregational Church (F), Nichols United Methodist Church (G), Saint Josephs Church (H), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverside Cemetery (1), Coram Cemetery (2), Saint Pauls Cemetery (3), Lawn Cemetery (4), Lower White Hills Cemetery (5), Coram Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Tri-Lake (A), Chordas Pond (B), Cranberry Pond (C), Baird Millpond (D), Bantam Pond (E), Shelton Reservoir (F), Isinglass Reservoir (G), Means Brook Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Means Brook (A), Butternut Hollow Brook (B), Nelson Brook (C), Sharps Brook (D), Black Brook (E), Boehm Brook (F), Burying Ground Brook (G), White Hills Community Brook (H), Curtiss Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Shelton include: Indian Well State Park (1), Far Mill Park (2), Nike Recreation Fields (3), Pine Rock Park (4), Riverview Park (5), Sunnyside Field (6), Webb Mountain Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Shelton Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 70 Ripton Road) (1), Global Philosophy Travel (Recreational Trips & Guides; 8 Huntington St # 307) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hilton Garden Inn (25 Old Stratford Road) (1), AmeriSuites Shelton (695 Bridgeport Avenue) (2), Residence Inn by Marriott-Fairfield County Shelton (1001 Bridgeport Avenue) (3), The Courtyard Marriott (780 Bridgeport Avenue) (4), Residence Inn Fairfield County-Shelton (1001 Bridgeport Avenue) (5), AmeriSuites Shelton / Corporate Tower (695 Bridgeport Avenue) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Shelton City - Administrative Department- Probate Court (40 White Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Fairfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.5. This is about average.
City:

30.5
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.283. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.283
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.17
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.7
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.1
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.33. This is about average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.33
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.4%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.4% for Black residents, 7.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 9.6% for other race residents, 17.6% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Connecticut:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.1%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Shelton, CT

People in group quarters in Shelton in 2010:

  • 442 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Shelton in 2000:

  • 351 people in nursing homes
  • 190 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in religious group quarters

Shelton compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.


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Banks with most branches in Shelton (2011 data):

  • People's United Bank: Enterprise Tower Branch, Shelton Branch, Shelton Stop And Shop Branch. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Huntington Branch, 375 Bridgeport Avenue Branch, Shelton Branch. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • Newtown Savings Bank: Shelton Branch at 819 Bridgeport Avenue, branch established on 2005/04/04; White Hills Plaza Branch at 194a Leavenworth Road, branch established on 2008/05/27. Info updated 2012/01/26: Bank assets: $955.5 mil, Deposits: $704.6 mil, headquarters in Newtown, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Shelton Coram Branch at 320 Coram Avenue, branch established on 1972/09/26. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Shelton Branch at 675 Bridgeport Avenue, branch established on 1982/07/10. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Shelton Branch at 828 Bridgeport Avenue, branch established on 2007/08/25. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Shelton Branch at 704 Bridgeport Avenue, Suite 101, branch established on 2006/11/14. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • Citibank, National Association: Shelton Branch at 850 Bridgeport Ave, branch established on 2006/09/07. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Shelton Branch at 350 Bridgeport Avenue, branch established on 2006/12/18. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Shelton, Connecticut:

  • Courtyard By Marriott, 780 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484 , Phone: (203) 929-1500, Fax: (203) 929-6711
  • Residence Inn By Marriott - Shelton, 1001 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484 , Phone: (203) 926-9000, Fax: (203) 926-9000
  • Hilton Garden Inn Shelton, 25 Old Stratford Rd, Shelton, CT 06484 , Phone: (203) 447-1000, Fax: (203) 447-1050
  • Homestead Studio Suites Hotel, 945 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484 , Phone: (203) 926-6868, Fax: (203) 929-5772
  • The Hampton Inn, 695 Bridgeport, Shelton, CT 06484 , Phone: (203) 925-5900, Fax: (203) 944-9180
  • Hyatt House Shelton, 830 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484 , Phone: (203) 225-0700, Fax: (203) 225-6256
  • Hampton Inn Shelton, 695 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484 , Phone: (203) 925-5900, Fax: (203) 944-9180
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Shelton, Connecticut

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Shelton travel time to work - commute


Shelton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Shelton city (based on Fairfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.14%
Here70.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents70.1%6.3%4.4%4.1%2.5%
Congregations19.8%5.9%9.9%9.5%7.2%
NameMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.4%2.0%1.1%1.0%6.1%
Congregations1.9%4.8%3.4%1.9%35.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 223
Fairfield County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 76
Fairfield County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 151
Here:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 861
Here:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Fairfield County:

6.5%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

17.9%
State:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.2%
Connecticut:

15.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$77,413$61,9305$6,315
Other Government Administration 10$62,377$74,8521$2,148
Police Protection - Officers 67$448,366$80,3040$0
Police - Other 17$72,722$51,3334$3,428
Fire - Other 1$1,940$23,2804$4,310
Streets and Highways 40$187,837$56,3511$1,827
Welfare 10$50,241$60,2897$15,265
Health 18$77,264$51,5094$7,631
Solid Waste Management 0$0 4$2,018
Parks and Recreation 33$138,933$50,5215$6,663
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 438$2,307,220$63,21220$21,857
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 295$989,020$40,231218$94,531
Local Libraries 17$62,877$44,3848$9,028
Other and Unallocable 15$73,818$59,0541$1,202
Totals for Government 976$4,550,028$55,943282$176,223

Shelton government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $4,390,000 ($109.04)
    Regular Highways: $500,000 ($12.42)
    Health - Other: $48,000 ($1.19)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $55,049,000 ($1367.30)
    General - Other: $4,312,000 ($107.10)
    Police Protection: $3,980,000 ($98.85)
    General Public Buildings: $3,102,000 ($77.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,751,000 ($68.33)
    Regular Highways: $2,594,000 ($64.43)
    Sewerage: $1,699,000 ($42.20)
    Health Services - Other: $1,611,000 ($40.01)
    Central Staff Services: $1,403,000 ($34.85)
    Financial Administration: $1,363,000 ($33.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,100,000 ($27.32)
    Libraries: $962,000 ($23.89)
    Fire Protection: $712,000 ($17.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $123,000 ($3.06)
    Housing & Community Development: $68,000 ($1.69)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($0.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,375,000 ($34.15)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $413,000 ($10.26)
    General: $252,000 ($6.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $442,000 ($10.98)
    General - Other: $432,000 ($10.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($0.10)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $37,972,000 ($943.15)

Shelton government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,404,000 ($34.87)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,359,000 ($33.75)
    All Other: $549,000 ($13.64)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $29,000 ($0.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($0.22)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($0.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $20,000 ($0.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $491,000 ($12.20)
    Housing & Community Development: $36,000 ($0.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,525,000 ($37.88)
    Special Assessments: $715,000 ($17.76)
    Interest Earnings: $397,000 ($9.86)
    Rents: $158,000 ($3.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $7,421,000 ($184.32)
    General Support: $1,134,000 ($28.17)
    All Other: $706,000 ($17.54)
    Health & Hospitals: $670,000 ($16.64)
    Highways: $213,000 ($5.29)
  • Tax - Property: $68,130,000 ($1692.21)
    NEC: $1,985,000 ($49.30)

Shelton government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $30,820,000 ($765.51)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $27,780,000 ($690.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,040,000 ($75.51)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $17,425,000 ($432.80)
    Beginning: $3,865,000 ($96.00)

Shelton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $8,684,000 ($215.69)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $14,806,000 ($367.75)

4.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($99,145 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Connecticut average:

5.12%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,364 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.20%
Connecticut average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from New Haven County, CT  0.68% ($52,105 average AGI)
from Westchester County, NY  0.53% ($116,933)
from New York County, NY  0.33% ($276,003)


5.91% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($93,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Connecticut average:

5.64%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,488 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.12%
Connecticut average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to New Haven County, CT  1.29% ($53,789 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.34% ($140,435)
to Litchfield County, CT  0.25% ($63,262)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shelton:

  • WADS (690 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ANSONIA, CT; Owner: RADIO AMOR, INC.)
  • WFIF (1500 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MILFORD, CT)
  • WELI (960 AM; 5 kW; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDJZ (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: PEOPLE'S BROADCAST NETWORK, LLC)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFNW (1380 AM; 5 kW; NAUGATUCK, CT; Owner: CANDIDO DIAS CARRELO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shelton:

  • WMNR-FM1 (88.1 FM; HUNTINGTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WEZN-FM (99.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSHU-FM (91.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WPKN (89.5 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WPKN, INC.)
  • W220CF (91.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WRXC (90.1 FM; SHELTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMNR (88.1 FM; MONROE, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WYBC-FM (94.3 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: YALE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEBE (107.9 FM; WESTPORT, CT; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDAQ (98.3 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Shelton:

  • WEDW (Channel 49; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAH (Channel 43; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W28AJ (Channel 28; ALLINGTOWN, CT; Owner: PAGING ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFTY (Channel 67; SMITHTOWN, NY; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WLNY (Channel 55; RIVERHEAD, NY; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W65DZ (Channel 65; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: PAGING ASSOCIATES, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Shelton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Shelton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Shelton, CT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 127 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Shelton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Shelton)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED109$269,615198$241,2121,116$247,37856$120,8751$900,00021$164,6674$51,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$301,71416$211,50095$270,1896$177,5000$02$150,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$246,37529$198,759331$274,27825$73,1200$016$215,1884$30,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$249,18215$320,000209$256,4218$53,5000$04$268,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$362,2009$205,22257$288,6491$330,0000$00$02$30,500

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1101.00 , 1102.01, 1102.02, 1103.01, 1103.02, 1104.00, 1105.00, 1106.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$279,57720$305,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$241,77813$329,077
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$256,83313$309,846
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$233,6672$274,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$239,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1101.00 , 1102.01, 1102.02, 1103.01, 1103.02, 1104.00, 1105.00, 1106.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 101
  • Hazardous Condition: 176
  • Service Call: 24
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Shelton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shelton, CT
Businesses in Shelton, CT
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Outback Steakhouse1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Panera Bread1
Blockbuster1Ruby Tuesday1
Burger King1SAS Shoes1
Curves1Sears1
Decora Cabinetry2Sprint Nextel1
DressBarn2Staples1
Dunkin Donuts6Starbucks1
FedEx8Subway5
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Homestead Studio Suites1UPS10
Marriott2Vans2
MasterBrand Cabinets5Walgreens2
New Balance2Walmart1
Nike1Wendy's1
Outback1
Browse common businesses in Shelton, CT


Shelton on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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State forum archive:

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  • Scott Manzo (13)
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Total of 460 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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