Shelton, WA Population

Population: 8,442. Estimated population in July 2020: 9,065 (+7.4% change)
Males: 4,099 (48.6%), Females: 4,343 (51.4%)

Mason County

Zip code: 98584

Median resident age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $32,500
Median house value: $94,400

Races in Shelton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.7%)
  • Hispanic (10.9%)
  • Other race (5.8%)
  • American Indian (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.7%), Irish (10.9%), English (10.6%), United States (6.8%), Swedish (4.9%), Norwegian (4.6%).

Elevation: 6 feet

Land area: 5.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Shelton

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shelton city

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

8.4% Foreign born (6.2% Latin America, 1.1% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +722 (+9.4%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Shelton:

  • MASON GENERAL HOSPITAL (901 MT VIEW DR BLDG 1/PO BOX 1668)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Shelton:

  • MARK REED HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; MCCLEARY, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE ST PETER HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; OLYMPIA, WA)
  • ST PETER CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY CENTER (about 25 miles; LACEY, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Shelton:

  • OLYMPIA (about 23 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: OLM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 39 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: GRF)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 45 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Shelton:

  • SANDERSON FIELD (about 3 miles; SHELTON, WA; Abbreviation: SHN)
  • HOSKINS FIELD (about 26 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: 44T)
  • ELMA MUNI (about 27 miles; ELMA, WA; Abbreviation: 4W8)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shelton:

  • EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (about 14 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,908)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 39 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,921)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • OLYMPIC COLLEGE (about 41 miles; BREMERTON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,889)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 42 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 44 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)

Schools

Public high schools in Shelton:

  • SHELTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,474; Location: 3737 SHELTON SPRINGS RD.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHOICE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 221; Location: 807 W. PINE ST.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MASON COUNTY DETENTION CENTER (Students: 9; Location: 411 N. 5TH ST.; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high school in Shelton:

  • ABBA’S GARDEN ACADEMY (Students: 4; Location: E 101 LAKEWAY DR; Grades: 3 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Shelton:

  • SHELTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 854; Location: 3301 SHELTON SPRINGS RD.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 585; Location: 534 E. ‘K’ ST.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EVERGREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 519; Location: 900 W. FRANKLIN ST.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PIONEER INTERMEDIATE/MIDDLE SCHL (Students: 460; Location: 611 E AGATE RD.; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • BORDEAUX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 456; Location: 350 E. UNIVERSITY AVE.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HOOD CANAL ELEM & JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 342; Location: 111 N. HWY 106; Grades: PK – 08)
  • PIONEER PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 337; Location: 110 E SPENCER LAKE RD.; Grades: PK – 03)
  • SOUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY (Students: 267; Location: 161 SE COLLIER RD; Grades: KG – 07)
  • GRAPEVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 164; Location: 822 E MASON BENSON RD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION LEARNING PROGRAM (Students: 57; Location: 807 W. PINE ST.; Grades: KG – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Shelton:

  • SHELTON VALLEY ADVENTIST SCHOO (Students: 22; Location: W 201 SHELTON VALLEY RD; Grades: 1 – 7)