Key Facts

Community Well-being (Adults)
Title Shelton 2015 Connecticut 2015
% of adults, Satisfied with area where he/she lives 89% 82%
% of adults, Feel safe to walk at night in his/her neighborhood 80% 71%
% of adults, In excellent or very good health 68% 62%
% of adults, Obese 24% 26%
% of adults, Currently smoke 13% 15%
Food Insecurity Rate 8% 12%
Housing Insecurity Rate 6% 6%
Transportation Insecurity Rate 8% 13%
% of adults, Without a bank account 5% 8%
% of working adults, Underemployed 8% 14%
Maximum MoE on above estimates: +/- 7.7% for Shelton; +/- 1.1% for CT statewide
Demographic (Total Population)
Title Shelton
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Population 40,979 +/-33 3,588,570 +/-0
Population Ages 0-17 7,755 +/-587 773,652 +/-3,501
% of Total Population, Ages 0-17 18.9% +/-1.4% 21.6% +/-0.1%
Population Ages 65+ 8,208 +/-534 555,023 +/-3,800
% of Total Population, Ages 65+ 20.0% +/-1.3% 15.5% +/-0.1%
Population Female 21,368 +/-461 1,838,300 +/-338
% of Total Population, Female 52.1% +/- 1.1% 51.2% +/- 0.0%
View Margin of Error
Race and Ethnicity (Total Population)
Title Shelton
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Hispanic Population 2,486 +/-457 537,728 +/-0
% of Total Population, Hispanic 6.1% +/-1.1% 15.0% +/-0.0%
White Non-Hispanic Population 36,182 +/-717 2,464,450 +/-1,118
% of Total Population, White Non-Hispanic 88.3% +/- 1.8% 68.7% +/- 0.0%
Black Non-Hispanic Population 495 +/-296 347,674 +/-1,972
% of Total Population, Black Non-Hispanic 1.2% +/-0.7% 9.7% +/-0.1%
Other Race Non-Hispanic Population 1,816 +/-462 238,718 +/-2,919
% of Total Population, Other Race Non-Hispanic 4.4% +/-1.1% 6.7% +/-0.1%
View Margin of Error
Place of Birth (Total Population)
Title Shelton
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Foreign-born Population 5,146 +/-615 503,209 +/-6,616
% of Total Population, Foreign-born 12.6% +/-1.5% 14.0% +/-0.2%
View Margin of Error
Households
Title Shelton
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Households 15,803 +/-323 1,354,713 +/-3,509
Owner-Occupied Households 12,846 +/-383 900,223 +/-5,427
Homeownership Rate 81.3% +/- 2.9% 66.5% +/- 0.4%
Cost-Burdened Households 5,240 +/-476 497,925 +/-4,606
% of Households, Cost-Burdened 33.2% +/- 3.1% 36.8% +/- 0.4%
Households with a car 15,042 +/-725 1,232,084 +/-5,814
% of Households, with a car 95.2% +/- 5.0% 90.9% +/- 0.5%
View Margin of Error
Educational Attainment (Population 25 years and over)
Title Shelton
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 25+ 29,805 +/-434 2,466,129 +/-406
Ages 25+ without a high school diploma 1,946 +/-355 242,932 +/-3,632
% of Population Ages 25+, without a high school diploma 6.5% +/-1.2% 9.9% +/-0.1%
Ages 25+ with a Bachelor's degree or more 11,994 +/-727 938,319 +/-6,719
% of Population Ages 25+, with a Bachelor's degree or more 40.2% +/-2.5% 38.0% +/-0.3%
View Margin of Error
Median Income
Title Shelton
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Median Household Income 87,277 +/-4,125 71,755 +/-473
View Margin of Error
Poverty and Low-Income (Total Population)
Title Shelton
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Population, Poverty Status Determined 40,399 +/-188 3,479,672 +/-773
Population in Poverty 2,037 +/-446 360,464 +/-7,432
Poverty Rate 5.0% +/-1.1% 10.4% +/-0.2%
Population Low-Income 5,709 +/-816 812,120 +/-11,234
Low-Income Rate 14.1% +/- 2.0% 23.3% +/- 0.3%
View Margin of Error
Poverty and Low-Income (Population 0 to 17 years)
Title Shelton
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Status Determined 7,601 +/-604 763,850 +/-3,398
Population Ages 0-17 In Poverty 402 +/-163 107,690 +/-2,950
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Rate 5.3% +/- 2.2% 14.1% +/- 0.4%
Population Ages 0-17 Low-Income 1,282 +/-292 229,817 +/-4,298
Population Ages 0-17, Low-Income Rate 16.9% +/- 4.1% 30.1% +/- 0.6%
View Margin of Error
Poverty and Low-Income (Population 65 years and over)
Title Shelton
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 65+, Poverty Status Determined 7,819 +/-520 533,413 +/-645
Population Ages 65+ In Poverty 295 +/-113 38,003 +/-1,345
Population Ages 65+ Poverty Rate 3.8% +/- 1.5% 7.1% +/- 0.3%
Population Ages 65+ Low-Income 1,387 +/-331 122,224 +/-2,324
Population Ages 65+, Low-Income Rate 17.7% +/- 4.4% 22.9% +/- 0.4%
View Margin of Error

(Raw DataHaven Datasets)

View more data about Shelton

Source

Community Well-being data are from the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey. See definitions below for more information. All other data are from the US Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimate. The ACS surveys a sample of households on a rolling monthly basis; survey data are aggregated and averaged into 1, 3, and 5-year period estimates. The Census Bureau considers the 5-year estimates to be the most accurate and recommends using 5-year estimates for town-level data.

Definitions

  • 'MoE' is the Margin of Error for each estimate. Due to sampling methodology, margins of error exist for all reported survey estimates. For Wellbeing data, the maximum margin of error applies when the observed percentage is 50%. The margin of error shrinks as the percentage approaches the extremes of 0% or 100%. The maximum margin of error has a 95% confidence interval. See http://ctdatahaven.org/reports/datahaven-community-wellbeing-survey for more information on the survey methodology. For all other data, margins of error represent the 90% confidence interval for estimates. With 90% confidence, each estimate falls between a lower limit (subtracting margin of error from estimate) and an upper limit (adding margin of error to estimate).
  • 'Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'White Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of white or Caucasian race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Black Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of black or African American race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Other Race Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as another race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
  • 'Foreign-born Population' includes all residents born outside of the United States to non-American parents. An immigrant is another term for a foreign-born person.
  • 'Total Households' is equivalent to the number of occupied housing units in a given geographic area. The Census sometimes reports households as 'occupied housing units.'
  • 'Owner-occupied households' includes all households that own their housing unit.
  • 'Homeownership Rate' is owner-occupied households divided by total households.
  • 'Cost-Burdened Households' includes all households in which 30% or more of household income is spent on housing costs associated with owning or renting a home.
  • 'Total Population, Poverty Status Determined' is the total population, excluding persons living in prisons, nursing homes, college dormitories, military barracks, foster children under 15 years, and people in non-conventional housing.
  • 'Population in Poverty' includes any persons whose annual household income is below the poverty threshold. The federal government determines the poverty threshold based on the size of the family and the ages of its members.
  • 'Poverty Rate' is the population in poverty divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.
  • 'Population Low-Income' counts all whose annual household income is less than 200 percent of the poverty threshold, including the population in poverty.
  • 'Low-Income Rate' is the low-income population divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.

Other Sources

Social Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP02/0600000US0900168170
Economic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP03/0600000US0900168170
Housing Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP04/0600000US0900168170
Demographic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP05/0600000US0900168170