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Welcome to Shelton ...

The coastal city of Shelton is located on the Olympic Peninsula.

Shelton is located in Mason County and is the County Seat for Mason County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Shelton has a population of 10,146 people<1> (see below for details).

The community of Shelton was established in 1889.

Shelton is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<2>.

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<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shelton had a population of 9,834 people (which is 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 total 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Shelton had an population of 10,146 people. This is an increase of 3.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.18% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Shelton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Shelton and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Herron Island   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lacey   [Map]   49,748   SE   18 miles [29 km]
McCleary Junction   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
McCleary   [Map]   1,691   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mohrweis   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Olympia   [Map]   51,609   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shelton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shelton. Our list includes 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Shelton:

Websites for Shelton ...

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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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shelton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shelton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Shelton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shelton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shelton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shelton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 47.2149, Longitude: -123.1047     [Map].

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