Stetten, Schaffhausen

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2014-12-22 13-52-12 Switzerland Kanton Schaffhausen Stetten SH Stetten SH.JPG
Coat of arms of Stetten
Coat of arms
Stetten is located in Switzerland
Stetten is located in Canton of Schaffhausen
Coordinates: 47°44′N 8°39′E / 47.733°N 8.650°E / 47.733; 8.650Coordinates: 47°44′N 8°39′E / 47.733°N 8.650°E / 47.733; 8.650
Country Switzerland
Canton Schaffhausen
District n.a.
 • Total 4.69 km2 (1.81 sq mi)
Elevation 579 m (1,900 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 1,328
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Postal code 8234
SFOS number 2919
Surrounded by Büttenhardt, Lohn, Schaffhausen, Thayngen
Profile (in German), SFSO statistics

Stetten is a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.


Stetten has an area, as of 2006, of 4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi). Of this area, 45.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 44.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 9.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.2%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules Moon increscent Or.[4]


Stetten has a population (as of 2008) of 1,084, of which 16.7% are foreign nationals. Of the foreign population, (as of 2008), 47.3% are from Germany, 10.2% are from Italy, 2.7% are from Serbia, 0.5% are from Macedonia, 0.5% are from Turkey, and 38.7% are from another country.[5] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 42.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (94.0%), with English being second most common ( 1.4%) and Danish being third ( 1.4%).[3]

The age distribution of the population (as of 2008) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 25.9% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.6% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 14.5%.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 42.3% of the vote. The next two most popular parties were the FDP (32.4%), and the SP (25.3%) .[3]

In Stetten about 87.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[3] In Stetten, as of 2007, 3.31% of the population attend kindergarten or another pre-school, 8.04% attend a Primary School, 4.64% attend a lower level Secondary School, and 3.6% attend a higher level Secondary School.[5]

As of 2000, 20.3% of the population belonged to the Roman Catholic Church and 60.7% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church.[5]

The historical population is given in the following table:[5]

year population
1990 670
2000 889


Stetten has an unemployment rate of 0.84%. As of 2005, there were 18 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 8 businesses involved in this sector. 22 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 5 businesses in this sector. 62 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 20 businesses in this sector.[3]

As of 2008 the mid year average unemployment rate was 1.1%. There were 32 non-agrarian businesses in the municipality and 24.5% of the (non-agrarian) population was involved in the secondary sector of the economy while 75.5% were involved in the third. At the same time, 55.5% of the working population was employed full-time, and 44.5% was employed part-time. There were 110 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 46.4% of the workforce. As of 2000 there were 62 residents who worked in the municipality, while 319 residents worked outside Stetten and 43 people commuted into the municipality for work.[5]

As of 2008, there is 1 restaurant and the hospitality industry in Stetten employs 2 people.[5]

Heritage sites of national significance[edit]

Schloss Herblingen

Schloss Herblingen is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[6]


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 30-December-2009
  4. ^ Flags of the accessed 30-December-2009
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Statistical Office of the Canton of Schaffhausen (in German) accessed 2 December 2009
  6. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance 21.11.2008 version, (in German) accessed 30-Dec-2009