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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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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.
30% of Shelton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shelton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $664. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,510.
Libraries in Shelton include Huntington Branch, Plumb Memorial Library ... View libraries
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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