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People

Total Population 9,810
Male Share of the Population 53%
Female Share of the Population 47%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,623
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 34.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.4%
Median Earnings25+ $26,184
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,637
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,315

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,167
% Above Poverty Level 71.4%
% Below Poverty Level 28.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $892
Median House Value $156,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.8%
US/American 0%
English 12.4%
Irish 11.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shelton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles W of Lakewood, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles SW of Seattle, Washington
County Mason
Standard Zip Codes 98584
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.215
Longitude -123.099

Shelton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SHELTON
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 52 to 77 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 65.6 inches
Station GRAPEVIEW 3 SW
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 45 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 53 to 74 F
Oct Temp 44 to 60 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station OAKVILLE
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 47 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 51 to 77 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 57.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Shelton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Harstine (98584)

Kamilche (98584)

Skok (98584)

Skokomish Nation (98584)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
DuPont 9,054 $88,929
Elma 3,035 $58,413
Lacey 44,825 $69,802
McCleary 1,965 $53,795
Olympia 48,941 $73,550
Tumwater 18,478 $67,394

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shelton Hospitals

MASON GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
901 MT VIEW DRIVE
(360) 426-1611
Emergency Service: Yes

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Shelton High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SHELTON HIGH SCHOOL
3737 SHELTON SPRINGS RD.
360-426-4471
Serves 1,474 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

CHOICE HIGH SCHOOL
807 W. PINE ST.
360-426-7664
A Non-traditional School
Serves 221 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION LEARNING PROGRAM
807 W. PINE ST.
360-426-1687
A Non-traditional School
Serves 57 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28.5

MASON COUNTY DETENTION CENTER
411 N. 5TH ST.
360-426-7664
Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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