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Shafter, California - Basic Facts

The City of Shafter had a population of 18,566 as of July 1, 2017. Shafter ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shafter is located at latitude 35.478 and longitude -119.1992 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shafter (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 348 feet.

The City of Shafter (GNIS ID: 2411873) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Shafter is located within Shafter CCD of Kern County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shafter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Shafter, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 18,566
Daytime Population: Workers 6,216
Daytime Population: Residents 12,123
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,339
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 18,137
Population in Familes 16,599
Population in Group Qrtrs 429
Population Density2 664
Diversity Index3 85
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,619
Average Household Income $55,377
Per Capita Income $14,786

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,947 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,578 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,030 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 338 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $167,302
Average Home Value $203,725
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,609
Average Household Size 3.94
Family Households 3,961
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.23% 1.24%
Households 1.19% 1.16%
Families 1.15% 1.14%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Shafter, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shafter to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 360 76th
Population Density # 868 43rd
Diversity Index # 195 87th
Median Household Income # 1197 21st
Per Capita Income # 1365 10th

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