Shelton, WA

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Population

61,569

0.834% growth

Poverty Rate

16.2%


Median Age

45.9


Median Household Income

$53,087

2.56% growth

Number of Employees

23,051

2.55% growth

Median Property Value

$206,700

2.43% growth

About

In 2017, Shelton, WA had a population of 61.6k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $53,087. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Shelton, WA grew from 61,060 to 61,569, a 0.834% increase and its median household income grew from $51,764 to $53,087, a 2.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shelton, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.4%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.48%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.16%), White (Hispanic) (2.88%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.47%). N/A% of the people in Shelton, WA speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Shelton, WA is $206,700, and the homeownership rate is 77.2%. Most people in Shelton, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Shelton, WA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Shelton, WA employs 23.1k people. The largest industries in Shelton, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,923 people), Manufacturing (2,432 people), and Public Administration (2,422 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,852), Information ($54,886), and Manufacturing ($50,862).

Median household income in Shelton, WA is $53,087. Males in Shelton, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Shelton, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,087

2017 value

± $2,046

2.56%

1 Year Growth

± 5.65%

Households in Shelton, WA have a median annual income of $53,087, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,764 in 2016, which represents a 2.56% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shelton, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shelton, WA was King County, WA with a value of $95,009, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $87,440 and $76,945.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shelton, WA (9.77k out of 60.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,634 ± 649

  2. Hispanic

    2,735 ± 358

  3. Other

    1,438 ± 281

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

23.1k

2017 Value

± 1,166

2.55%

1 Year growth

± 6.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shelton, WA grew at a rate of 2.55%, from 22.5k employees to 23.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shelton, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,973 people), Management Occupations (2,269 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,126 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shelton, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Shelton, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,973 people), Management Occupations (2,269 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,126 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Shelton, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.02 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.81 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Shelton, WA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,482), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($77,674), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($68,099).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23.1k

2017 Value

± 1,166

2.55%

1 Year growth

± 6.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shelton, WA grew at a rate of 2.55%, from 22.5k employees to 23.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shelton, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,923 people), Manufacturing (2,432 people), and Public Administration (2,422 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Shelton, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,923 people), Manufacturing (2,432 people), and Public Administration (2,422 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Shelton, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.03 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.25 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Shelton, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,852), Information ($54,886), and Manufacturing ($50,862).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $45.6B

  2. $39.9B

  3. $29B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $45.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.9B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($29B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$323B

2020 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $323B. This is expected to increase 37.4% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $29.1B

  2. $15.8B

  3. $10.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $29.1B, followed by California with $15.8B and Tennessee and $10.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.2% of the population of Shelton, WA has health coverage, with 33.7% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 3.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Shelton, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Shelton, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.8%

Uninsured

33.7%

Employer Coverage

21.6%

Medicaid

16.5%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

3.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shelton, WA declined by 21.4% from 13.7% to 10.8%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

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Diversity

Shelton, WA is home to a population of 61.6k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.78% of Shelton, WA residents were born outside of the country (3.56k people).

In 2017, there were 18.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.1k people) in Shelton, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.76k Some Other Race (Hispanic) and 2.56k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Shelton, WA was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Shelton, WA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Shelton, WA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.56k people

5.92%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.62k people

As of 2017, 5.78% of Shelton, WA residents (3.56k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shelton, WA was 5.92%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Shelton, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Shelton, WA was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shelton, WA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    50.1k ± 19

  2. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    2.76k ± 562

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    2.56k ± 290

In 2017, there were 18.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.1k people) in Shelton, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.76k Some Other Race (Hispanic) and 2.56k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,038 ± 332

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,093 ± 315

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,010 ± 236

Shelton, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shelton, WA was $206,700 in 2017, which is 0.9 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $201,800 to $206,700, a 2.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Shelton, WA is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Shelton, WA have an average commute time of 30.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shelton, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$206,700

2017 Median

± $10,091

$201,800

2016 Median

± $8,126

In 2017, the median property value in Shelton, WA grew to to $206,700 from the previous year's value of $201,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Shelton, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shelton, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$53,087

Median Household Income

± $2,046

23k

Number of Households

± 1,076

In 2017, the median household income of the 23k households in Shelton, WA grew to $53,087 from the previous year's value of $51,764.

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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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Shelton, WA 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 $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

77.2%

2017 Homeownership

77.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.2% of the housing units in Shelton, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Shelton, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shelton, WA have a longer commute time (30.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.83% of the workforce in Shelton, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.7%

  2. Carpooled

    12.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.34%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Shelton, WA was Drove Alone (77.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.8%) and those who Worked At Home (5.34%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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