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Overview

Introduction to Shelton, Connecticut

Shelton, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 6 miles N of Milford, Connecticut and 61 miles NE of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Bridgeport metropolitan area with.

Shelton History

The present day town of Shelton was originally a part of Stratford. It was separated from the town in 1789 and named Huntington. It was evenutally named Shelton in honor of Edward N. Shelton, the founder of the Shelton Company and Ousatonic Water Power Company. Shelton also promoted the construction of the Derby - Shelton Dam. The area was incorporated as a city in 1915.

Shelton and nearby Attractions

  • Housatonic Meadows
  • Indian Well State Park
  • Connecticut Children's Museum
  • Beardsley Zoo
  • State of Connecticut Monument House Museum
  • Quassy Amusement Park

Things To Do In Shelton

While staying in Shelton, you can visit the Webb Mountain Park, Sunnyside Field, Nike Recreation Fields, Pine Rock Park, Riverview Park, Indian Well State Park and Far Mill Park. You can enjoy shopping at the Huntington Village Center Shopping Center, Edwards Shopping Center, Woodside Plaza Shopping Center, White Hill Shopping Center, Shelton Square Shopping Center and Mariahs Way Shopping Center.

Shelton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport.

Shelton Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Sacred Heart University, Fairfield University, Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,979
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens20%
Employed Population 16+20,746
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married54.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.2%
Median Earnings25+$53,911
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,128
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,031

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,108
% Above Poverty Level95%
% Below Poverty Level5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone25.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,195
Median House Value$338,200

Ancestry

Italian27.2%
Irish17.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.7%
Polish10.6%
German9.5%
English8%
French Except Basque3.4%
Portuguese3.3%
Slovak3.3%
Hungarian2.6%
Russian2.5%
Swedish2.3%
Canadian2%
Ukrainian1.5%
Lithuanian1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Greek1.1%
Czech1%
Arab0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Albanian0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
African0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Afghan)0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Shelton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfield County
Standard Zip Codes6484
Phone Area Codes203,475
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.3
Approximate Longitude-73.13

Shelton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ansonia18,950$65,134
Bridgeport147,022$48,176
Derby12,755$66,087
Milford53,430$103,455
New Haven130,405$45,500
West Haven54,972$67,038

Shelton Public Libraries

Plumb Memorial Library
65 WOOSTER ST.
Shelton, Connecticut
(203) 924-1580

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Shelton Public Schools

Perry Hill Elementary School
60 Perry Hill Road
ZIP: 6484
Middle
Total Enrollment 749
Elizabeth Shelton School
138 Willoughby Road
ZIP: 6484
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Booth Hill School
544 Booth Hill Road
ZIP: 6484
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Mohegan School
47 Mohegan Road
ZIP: 6484
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Sunnyside School
418 River Road
ZIP: 6484
Primary
Total Enrollment 229
Long Hill School
565 Long Hill Avenue
ZIP: 6484
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Intermediate School
675 Constitution Boulevard
ZIP: 6484
Middle
Total Enrollment 878
Shelton High School
120 Meadow Street
ZIP: 6484
High
Total Enrollment 1550

Shelton Private Schools

A Child's Garden
20 Ivy Brook Rd
ZIP: 6484
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
St Lawrence Elementary School
503 Shelton Ave
ZIP: 6484
Elementary
Total Enrollment 241
St Joseph School
430 Coram Ave
ZIP: 6484
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
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