Shelton, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Shelton, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Shelton had a population of 10,145 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Shelton, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,145
Population in Households 9,755
Population in Familes 7,325
Population in Group Qrtrs 390
Population Density2 1,762
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $35,856
Average Household Income $48,760
Per Capita Income $18,372


Total Housing Units 3,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,833 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,801 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 308 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $172,307
Average Home Value $186,634


Total Households 3,635
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 2,217
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.38% 0.55%
Households 0.21% 0.54%
Families 0.28% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Shelton, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelton to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 120 81st
Population Density # 170 73rd
Diversity Index # 98 85th
Median Household Income # 594 5th
Per Capita Income # 591 6th

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