Shelton, Connecticut 

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Population

41,296

17% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.5%

Median Income

$88,369

Avg. Home Price

$310,400

Best Places to Live in Shelton, Connecticut

Large city - Southwestern Connecticut along Long Island Sound, 50 miles northeast of New York City
Pros
-Diverse economy
-Close to New York City
-Good climate for region
Cons
-Some blighted areas
-Cost of living
-Long commutes

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What Bert Has To Say About Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area

The most recent Metropolitan Area created some major shifts in Connecticut, where metro areas are more closely aligned by county borders than towns and townships as in the old New England structure. As a result, two important and highly diverse metro areas, Danbury and Stamford-Norwalk were merged into this now very large and complex Bridgeport area. Formerly a whaling port, Bridgeport itself grew up as an industrial and manufacturing center known for large machinery and brass products. Some of this heavy industry still remains, but general industrial decline has left considerable areas of blight.


QUICK FACTS

City: Shelton
Zip Codes: 06484
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Shelton is 5.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Shelton jobs have increased by 1.39%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Shelton's cost of living is 35.90% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Shelton's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Shelton's population is 41,296 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 16.60%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Shelton is $310,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.80%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Shelton public schools spend $15,486 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.4 students per teacher in Shelton. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Shelton

It's a good time to buy in Shelton. Home Appreciation is up 2.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Shelton Real Estate.

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Reviews for Shelton   2 Reviews
I'm staying put - 1/12/2012
I see a lot of people complain about Shelton.OK,it's their right.Is it perfect? Of course not.But I've seen a lot of people leave and come back in a year or two.What is... Read More

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Low taxes are not enough. - 6/16/2006
Sure, the taxes in Shelton are very low compared to the rest of Fairfield County, but that isn't enough. Property Values are climbing faster than wage increases. ... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SHELTON, CONNECTICUT
06484