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Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, in the Bridgeport-Stamford metro area.

The community was named after Edward N. Shelton, industrialist who promoted construction of the Derby-Shelton Dam.

The latitude of Shelton is 41.316N. The longitude is -73.093W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 62 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,121.


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Median household income
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$67,292
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shelton demographic reports
Shelton is on the Housatonic River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 29. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Housatonic Meadows, Indian Well State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 75

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9% 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 $29,893, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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30% 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 $664.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,510.


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Libraries in Shelton include Huntington Branch, Plumb Memorial Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Shelton workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Shelton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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