Living in Shafter, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Shafter SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
7
Safety
6
Amenities
8
Education
3
Commute
8

Shafter, CA Crime Report

588
Total Crimes
2,942.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
14.55%
Above National Average

Shafter, CA Cost Of Living

107
Shafter's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Shafter, California Info Snack

Shafter is a city in Kern County, California, United States. It is located 18 miles (29 km) west-northwest of Bakersfield. The population was 16,988 at the 2010 census, up from 12,736 at the 2000 census.
Population
18,923
Unemployment
14.4%
Poverty
25.6%
Median Home
$170,100
Median Income
$42,205
Median Rent
$814

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Rankings for Shafter in California

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Map Of Shafter, CA

Population over time in Shafter

Year Population % Change
2017 18,923 2.7%
2016 18,433 3.6%
2015 17,801 1.6%
2014 17,513 1.5%
2013 17,261 1.0%
2012 17,088 0.9%
2011 16,940 1.4%
2010 16,709 2.0%
2009 16,378 -
Crime/100k Shafter CA USA
Violent Crime 220.2 447.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 40.0 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 150.1 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 2721.9 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 690.5 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1426.0 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 605.4 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Shafter

White
12.6% (2,392)
African American
1.7% (330)
American Indian
0.1% (18)
Asian
0.5% (103)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
0.4% (70)
Hispanic
84.6% (16,010)
Race Shafter CA USA
White 12.6% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 1.7% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 0.5% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.4% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 84.6% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Shafter, California

Less than $10,000
8.5% (161,499)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.5% (104,777)
$15,000 to $24,999
18.2% (345,057)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.0% (189,860)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.3% (270,609)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.4% (385,235)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.0% (188,678)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.3% (139,047)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.1% (77,598)
$200,000 or more
1.6% (29,936)
Income Shafter CA USA
Less than $10,000 8.5% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.5% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 18.2% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.0% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.3% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.4% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.0% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.3% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.1% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.6% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Shafter

Female
50.0% (9,466)
Male
50.0% (9,457)
Gender Shafter CA USA
Female 50.0% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 50.0% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Shafter for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
29.0% (5,487)
9-12th Grade
16.0% (3,027)
High School / GED
29.0% (5,487)
Some College
14.0% (2,649)
Associate's Degree
4.0% (756)
Bachelor's Degree
6.0% (1,135)
Master's Degree
2.0% (378)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Shafter CA USA
< 9th Grade 29.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 16.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 14.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 4.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 6.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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