Shelton, a town in Connecticut, has a population of approximately 41,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. At an average age of just under 44, the city's residents are older than most cities in Connecticut. Renters tend to be in the minority in Shelton, and 81% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Shelton is $193 a month more than the state average.
Averaging about 31 minutes, the commute time for Shelton residents is longer than the Connecticut average of about 27 minutes. Driving is the prevailing means of commuting to work, chosen by 48% of residents, while public transit is not used widely. Relatively few commuters walk to work.
There are four primary industries in Shelton: healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and education. Combined, these industries account for 28% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in management, as 10% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Shelton workers earn an average annual income of just over $100K, more than the Connecticut average. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Shelton has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 11% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 16% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
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