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Welcome to Shelton ...

The Town of Shelton is located in Fairfield County<1>.

The location of Shelton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Shelton has a population of 41,129 people<3> (see below for details).

Shelton is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Shelton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Shelton: (203) & (475)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shelton had an population of 41,129 people. This is an increase of 3.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Shelton had a population of 39,559 people. This makes Shelton the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Shelton represents 1.11% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 39,559 people, the population of Shelton increased 3.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 38,101 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shelton.

Communities near Shelton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shelton.

  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Shelton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Shelton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Shelton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<7>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Shelton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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      • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Shelton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<7>
    • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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      • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Shelton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<7>
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Shelton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<7>
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Shelton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
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      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shelton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shelton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shelton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shelton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shelton. See our Newspapers Page for Shelton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shelton ...

Looking for more information about Shelton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Shelton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Shelton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shelton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shelton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shelton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shelton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shelton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shelton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3043, Longitude: -73.1382       In this case, the coordinates for Shelton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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