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Shelton is a village in Buffalo County, in the Kearney metro area.
The community was named for N. Shelton, auditor with the Union Pacific Railroad
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Shelton. For links to other places called Shelton, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Shelton is 40.779N. The longitude is -98.73W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,018 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,142.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shelton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Buffalo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68876 ZIP code.
38% of Shelton residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shelton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shelton was $16,232, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Shelton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Shelton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $705.
Libraries in Shelton include Shelton Township Library ... View libraries
Buffalo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shelton political report.
The average commute time for Shelton workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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