Shelton, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelton, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Shelton had a population of 9,821 as of July 1, 2015. Shelton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelton is located at latitude 47.2183 and longitude -123.1133 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shelton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Mason County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Shelton (GNIS ID: 2411882) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Shelton is located within Shelton Division of Mason County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shelton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Shelton, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 9,821
Population in Households 9,434
Population in Familes 7,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 387
Population Density1 1,707
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 3,546
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 2,169
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,890 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,656 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 353 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $154,887
Average Home Value $185,225


Median Household Income $31,658
Average Household Income $44,061
Per Capita Income $16,402
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.2%
Households -0.15% -0.2%
Families 0.03% -0.26%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Shelton, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelton to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 118 81st
Population Density1 # 176 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 105 83rd
Median Household Income # 598 5th
Per Capita Income # 577 8th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.