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Welcome to Shelton ...
The coastal city of Shelton is located on the Olympic Peninsula.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Shelton has a population of 10,753 people<2> (see below for details).
The community of Shelton was established in 1889.
Shelton is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Shelton lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Shelton: (360)
The ZIP code for Shelton: 98584<4>
Websites for Shelton ...
Official Website: www.ci.shelton.wa.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shelton had an population of 10,753 people. This is an increase of 9.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.38% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Shelton had a population of 9,834 people (or 16.2% of the total population of Mason County). This makes Shelton the county's most populous community.
The population of Shelton represents 0.15% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 79th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 9,834 people, the population of Shelton increased 16.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,442 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Shelton.
Communities Also Named Shelton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Shelton - they are located in Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia (2) and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shelton.
Communities near Shelton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shelton.
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. Our list includes 12 papers. 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Shelton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shelton.
Adding Shelton to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Shelton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shelton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Shelton on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shelton on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Shelton: www.ci.shelton.wa.us/
The official website for Mason County: www.co.mason.wa.us/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022