Living in Shelton, WA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Shelton SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
4
Commute
7

Shelton, WA Crime Report

709
Total Crimes
6,959.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
170.96%
Above National Average

Shelton, WA Cost Of Living

102
Shelton's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average

Shelton, Washington Info Snack

Shelton is the county seat of Mason County, Washington, United States. Shelton is the westernmost city on Puget Sound. The population was 9,834 at the 2010 census. In terms of population, the city is ranked 161 out of approximately 500 municipalities in Washington. Shelton has a unique form of government in the State of Washington, being the only city in the state which still retains the commission form of government.
Population
9,996
Unemployment
6.5%
Poverty
25.2%
Median Home
$156,600
Median Income
$40,141
Median Rent
$906

Shelton, WA Photos

Rankings for Shelton in Washington

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Map Of Shelton, WA

Population over time in Shelton

Year Population % Change
2017 9,996 1.2%
2016 9,882 0.5%
2015 9,832 0.2%
2014 9,810 0.1%
2013 9,798 -0.3%
2012 9,830 0.2%
2011 9,814 0.2%
2010 9,794 1.0%
2009 9,699 -
Crime/100k Shelton WA USA
Violent Crime 510.4 311.5 368.9
Murder 0.0 3.1 5.0
Robbery 29.4 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 353.4 189.1 246.8
Property Crime 6448.8 2946.2 2199.5
Burglary 1011.0 533.5 376.0
Larceny 4947.0 2045.4 1594.6
Car Theft 490.8 367.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Shelton

White
72.0% (7,199)
African American
0.6% (55)
American Indian
0.4% (42)
Asian
1.2% (121)
Hawaiian
1.1% (108)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
5.3% (532)
Hispanic
19.4% (1,939)
Race Shelton WA USA
White 72.0% 69.1% 61.1%
African American 0.6% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.2% 8.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 1.1% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 5.3% 4.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 19.4% 12.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Shelton, Washington

Less than $10,000
6.9% (68,620)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.1% (80,799)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.2% (151,499)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.3% (143,181)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.2% (131,893)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.0% (190,414)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.8% (117,634)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.3% (93,276)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.6% (15,744)
$200,000 or more
0.7% (6,535)
Income Shelton WA USA
Less than $10,000 6.9% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.1% 3.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.2% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.3% 7.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.2% 11.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.0% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 13.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.3% 17.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.6% 7.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.7% 8.4% 7.0%

Gender in Shelton

Female
48.7% (4,870)
Male
51.3% (5,125)
Gender Shelton WA USA
Female 48.7% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 51.3% 50.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Shelton for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
9.0% (899)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (999)
High School / GED
30.0% (2,998)
Some College
31.0% (3,098)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (899)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (799)
Master's Degree
2.0% (199)
Professional Degree
1.0% (99)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Shelton WA USA
< 9th Grade 9.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 31.0% 24.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Shelton

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Like many lower income small cities around the US. Families doing their best to get on. Crime is present for sure. Not much imagination on the part of local officials who could be taking advantage of the spectacular setting of the town. The water and the Olympic Mountains!

Homeless are almost non-existant even at the bus station. Way better experience that Seattle or Olympia and nowhere near as rough as Burien or Tacoma!

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