Shelton, WA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
66,053
1.68% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.1
0.895% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
1.19% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$74,388
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$340,300
22.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Shelton, WA had a population of 66.1k people with a median age of 45.1 and a median household income of $74,388. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shelton, WA grew from 64,964 to 66,053, a 1.68% increase and its median household income grew from $66,325 to $74,388, a 12.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shelton, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.51%), Other (Hispanic) (5.46%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.72%), and White (Hispanic) (2.28%).

None of the households in Shelton, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.6% of the residents in Shelton, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Shelton, WA was $340,300, and the homeownership rate was 79.2%.

Most people in Shelton, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Shelton, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Shelton, WA is home to a population of 66.1k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.4% of Shelton, WA residents were born outside of the country (4.23k people).

In 2022, there were 11.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.1k people) in Shelton, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.6k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.6% of Shelton, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shelton, WA was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shelton, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    51.1k ± 525
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.3k ± 405
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.6k ± 598
11.1%
Hispanic Population
7.31k people

In 2022, there were 11.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.1k people) in Shelton, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.6k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.1% of the people in Shelton, WA are hispanic (7.31k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Shelton, WA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.23k people
6.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.94k people

As of 2022, 6.4% of Shelton, WA residents (4.23k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shelton, WA was 6.06%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,039 ± 330
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,367 ± 344
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,273 ± 351

Shelton, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shelton, WA employs 26.1k people. The largest industries in Shelton, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,170 people), Public Administration (2,731 people), and Retail Trade (2,500 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,940), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,085), and Public Administration ($70,904).

Occupations

26.1k
2022 Value
± 1,310
0.973%
1 Year growth
± 7.07%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shelton, WA grew at a rate of 0.973%, from 25.9k employees to 26.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shelton, WA, are Management Occupations (2,767 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,652 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,345 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shelton, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

26.1k
2022 Value
± 1,310
0.973%
1 Year growth
± 7.07%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shelton, WA grew at a rate of 0.973%, from 25.9k employees to 26.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shelton, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,170 people), Public Administration (2,731 people), and Retail Trade (2,500 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shelton, WA, though some of these residents may live in Shelton, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,832
Median earning men ± $3,498
$38,981
Median earning women ± $2,372

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,859), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,494), and Manufacturing ($67,307).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,551), Public Administration ($67,880), and Information ($63,154).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 278
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 226
    Manufacturing
  3. 205
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shelton, WA was $340,300 in 2022, which is 1.21 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $278,100 to $340,300, a 22.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Shelton, WA is 79.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shelton, WA have an average commute time of 35.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shelton, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Shelton, WA is $74,388. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Shelton, WA was King County, WA with a value of $116,340, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $104,083 and $93,675.

Property

$340,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,954
$20,183
Median Property Taxes
±$1,087

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shelton, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

79.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.2% of the housing units in Shelton, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shelton, WA was King County, WA with a value of $116,340, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $104,083 and $93,675.

The following map shows all of the counties in Shelton, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$74,388
Median Household Income
± $4,042
25.5k
Number of Households
± 1,268

In 2022, the median household income of the 25.5k households in Shelton, WA grew to $74,388 from the previous year's value of $66,325.

The following chart displays the households in Shelton, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shelton, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74%)
  2. Carpooled (12.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.91%)

In 2022, 74% of workers in Shelton, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.4%) and those who worked at home (9.91%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

35.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shelton, WA have a longer commute time (35.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.28% of the workforce in Shelton, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Shelton, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shelton, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shelton, WA (8.39k out of 64.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shelton, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Shelton, WA has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 2.47% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1,184 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.55%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
2.47%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shelton, WA grew by 4.85% from 6.25% to 6.55%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Shelton, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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