Shelton, Connecticut 

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Economy in Shelton, Connecticut

Shelton has an unemployment rate of 5.5%. The US average is 5.2%.

Shelton has seen the job market increase by 1.4% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.3%, which is lower than the US average of 38.0%.

Tax Rates for Shelton
- The Sales Tax Rate for Shelton is 6.4%. The US average is 6.0%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Shelton is 5.0%. The US average is 4.6%.

Income and Salaries for Shelton
- The average income of a Shelton resident is $41,189 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Shelton resident is $88,369 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

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  ECONOMYShelton, ConnecticutUnited States
  Unemployment Rate5.5%5.2%
  Recent Job Growth1.4%1.6%
  Future Job Growth37.3%38.0%
  Sales Taxes6.4%6.0%
  Income Taxes5.0%4.6%
  Income per Cap.$41,189$28,555
  Household Income$88,369$53,482
  Family Median Income$105,833$65,443
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting0.0%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction0.1%0.6%
  Construction6.9%6.2%
  Manufacturing12.7%10.4%
  Wholesale trade3.0%2.7%
  Retail trade11.4%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing2.2%4.1%
  Utilities00
  Information2.3%2.1%
  Finance and insurance6.7%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing3.1%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services7.2%6.7%
  Management of companies0.2%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs3.4%4.3%
  Educational services9.3%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance16.1%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation2.0%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services4.4%7.4%
  Other services4.6%4.9%
  Public administration3.2%4.8%
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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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