Shafter, California

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Population in 2014: 17,559 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +37.9%
Males: 8,752  (49.8%)
Females: 8,807  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  27.6 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 93263.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,528 (it was $29,515 in 2000)
Shafter:

$40,528
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,934 (it was $10,961 in 2000)

Shafter city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $128,939 (it was $77,900 in 2000)
Shafter:

$128,939
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $183,882; Detached houses: $194,857; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,551; In 2-unit structures: $117,272; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $172,082; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $256,569; Mobile homes: $62,957; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $63,839

Median gross rent in 2013: $739.

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  • Races in Shafter, CA (2013)

    Shafter races chart
    • 14,47483.1%Hispanic
    • 2,72815.7%White alone
    • 1350.8%Black alone
    • 920.5%Two or more races
    • 650.4%American Indian alone
    • 640.4%Other race alone
    • 300.2%Asian alone
    • 200.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Shafter detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shafter: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (4.4%), Irish (3.5%), English (2.1%), United States (1.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 18.0 square miles.

Population density: 977 people per square mile   (low).

Shafter,CA real estate house value index trend

Shafter, California map

For population 25 years and over in Shafter:

  • High school or higher: 58.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 21.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shafter city:

  • Never married: 34.0%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

5,020 residents are foreign born (28.2% Latin America).

This city:

28.8%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,627 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $946 (0.9%)

Shafter satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bakersfield, CA (15.5 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (109.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Smith Corner, CA (1.4 miles ), Cherokee Strip, CA (1.4 miles ), Mexican Colony, CA (1.5 miles ), Rosedale, CA (2.8 miles ), Wasco, CA (2.9 miles ), Greenacres, CA (3.3 miles ), Buttonwillow, CA (3.5 miles ), McFarland, CA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 89 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 1998: 107 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 1999: 68 buildings, average cost: $81,400
  • 2000: 48 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2001: 83 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2002: 58 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2003: 97 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2004: 119 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2005: 119 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2006: 165 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2007: 101 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2009: 59 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2010: 65 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 2013: 45 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2014: 105 buildings, average cost: $141,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.50 N, Longitude: 119.25 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -57 (-0.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,867 (31.4%)

Area code: 661

Shafter household income distribution Shafter home values distribution

Property values in Shafter, CA


Crime rates in Shafter by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0111112302011
per 100,000 0.07.47.27.06.86.612.618.50.011.60.05.85.8
Rapes 1266974573577
per 100,000 7.614.843.242.161.246.025.230.943.117.528.840.840.6
Robberies 4495747181111131313
per 100,000 30.329.564.935.147.626.344.0111.367.764.074.875.975.4
Assaults 47475141445632472525313725
per 100,000 356.0346.8367.5287.7299.3368.1201.4290.6153.9145.5178.3215.9145.1
Burglaries 91102143193170221194241178162193209145
per 100,000 689.2752.71,030.41,354.51,156.51,452.51,220.71,490.01,095.6942.51,109.81,219.4841.3
Thefts 213322374413337301251317285263296251223
per 100,000 1,613.12,376.22,694.92,898.42,292.51,978.31,579.41,959.91,754.21,530.11,702.01,464.51,293.9
Auto thefts 476664827588731048683878594
per 100,000 356.0487.0461.2575.5510.2578.4459.4643.0529.3482.9500.3495.9545.4
Arson 1412101217321718161912810
per 100,000 106.088.672.184.2115.6210.3107.0111.398.5110.569.046.758.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 238.1305.0375.3389.8366.4375.1297.3405.4287.5262.9279.2307.5261.6

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Crime rate in Shafter detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 30 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
California average:

2.32
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.4%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,120 (+32.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (26%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Shafter: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Shafter, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Shafter-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 833% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 37.0 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 108.5 miles away from Shafter center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 178.9 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 270.6 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 173.2 miles away from Shafter center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 100.2 miles away from the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kern County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Fires: 9, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shafter topographic map

Birthplace of: Dean Florez - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Shafter:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SHAFTER (140 EAST TULARE AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Shafter:

  • GRIFFITH PLACE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; WASCO, CA)
  • NORTH KERN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; WASCO, CA)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF BAKERSFIELD (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BAKERSFIELD, CA)
  • PEGASUS DIALYSIS, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; BAKERSFIELD, CA)
  • OPTIMAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BAKERSFIELD, CA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; BAKERSFIELD, CA)
  • BAKERSFIELD HEART HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; BAKERSFIELD, CA)

airports located in Shafter:

Amtrak stations near Shafter:

  • 9 miles: WASCO (700 G ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.
  • 16 miles: BAKERSFIELD (1501 F ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shafter:

  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 13 miles; Bakersfield, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,564)
  • Bakersfield College (about 17 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 10,325)
  • Taft College (about 27 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Porterville College (about 41 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 58 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 6,982)
  • San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (about 59 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • West Hills College-Lemoore (about 64 miles; Lemoore, CA; FT enrollment: 2,314)

Public high schools in Shafter:

Private high school in Shafter:

  • FREE WILL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 18, Location: 155 REDWOOD DR, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Shafter:

  • RICHLAND JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 630, Location: 331 SHAFTER AVE., Grades: 7-8)
  • GOLDEN OAK ELEMENTARY (Students: 530, Location: 190 S. WALL, Grades: KG-6)
  • MAPLE ELEMENTARY (Students: 212, Location: 29161 FRESNO AVE., Grades: KG-8)
  • REDWOOD ELEMENTARY (Location: 331 N. SHAFTER AVE., Grades: KG-6)
  • SEQUOIA ELEMENTARY (Location: 500 E. FRESNO AVE., Grades: KG-6)

Private elementary/middle school in Shafter:

  • KERN SDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 7, Location: 30105 RIVERSIDE ST, Grades: 2-7)
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Notable locations in Shafter: Shafter High School Farm (A), Kern County Fire Department Station 32 Shafter (B), Shafter Branch Kern County Library (C), Richland School District Office (D), Depot Museum (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shafter include: Bible Truth Tabernacle (A), Church of Christ (B), Congregational Church of Shafter (C), Ebenezer Reformed Church (D), First Assembly of God Church (E), First Southern Baptist Church (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), Mennonite Brethren Church (H), Saint Marks Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Shafter include: Mannel Park (1), Kirchenmann Park (2), Richland Park (3), Rodriguez Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kern County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 149. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

149
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.257. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.257
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 13.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

6.4

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 48.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

48.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 19.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.9
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00399. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00399
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.1%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.8% for Black residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.5% for American Indian residents, 24.1% for other race residents, 2.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.9 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  86.2%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.0%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Shafter in 2010:

  • 517 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 86 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 48 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Shafter in 2000:

  • 461 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 80 people in nursing homes
  • 53 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 28 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Shafter, California environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Shafter (2011 data):

  • Mission Bank: Shafter Branch at 1110 E. Lerdo Highway, branch established on 2006/06/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $246.4 mil, Deposits: $217.0 mil, headquarters in Bakersfield, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Mission Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Shafter Branch at 261 Central Avenue, branch established on 1924/05/05. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Westamerica Bank: Shafter Branch at 600 James Street, branch established on 1958/10/27. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $4,998.1 mil, Deposits: $4,253.2 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: Westamerica Bancorporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.8
California average:

15.4

Shafter travel time to work - commute Shafter mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Shafter city (based on Kern County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic245,83630
Evangelical Protestant114,724436
Other30,68783
Mainline Protestant7,45938
Black Protestant4,02625
Orthodox4503
None436,449-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 190
Kern County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 63
Kern County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 165
Kern County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 362
Here:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kern County:

29.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.0%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.2%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Shafter:

28.4
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.4%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Shafter:

9.8%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Shafter:

30.6%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Shafter:

53.2%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Shafter:

80.5%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shafter, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$42,186$50,6230$0
Other Government Administration 10$73,092$87,7100$0
Police Protection - Officers 71$233,728$39,5030$0
Police - Other 8$28,040$42,0600$0
Streets and Highways 10$59,938$71,9262$3,680
Health 1$3,782$45,3842$2,826
Solid Waste Management 3$10,664$42,6560$0
Parks and Recreation 5$15,730$37,7523$1,602
Water Supply 4$16,652$49,9560$0
Transit 0$0 5$5,240
Other and Unallocable 2$10,908$65,4481$246
Totals for Government 124$494,720$47,87613$13,594

Shafter government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $738,000 ($42.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $302,000 ($17.20)
    Sewerage: $189,000 ($10.76)
    Regular Highways: $125,000 ($7.12)
    Central Staff Services: $124,000 ($7.06)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,340,000 ($418.02)
    Police Protection: $2,099,000 ($119.54)
    Water Utilities: $1,110,000 ($63.22)
    Regular Highways: $1,040,000 ($59.23)
    Central Staff Services: $587,000 ($33.43)
    Financial Administration: $485,000 ($27.62)
    Sewerage: $470,000 ($26.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $389,000 ($22.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $357,000 ($20.33)
    Fire Protection: $277,000 ($15.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $204,000 ($11.62)
    Transit Utilities: $136,000 ($7.75)
    Health Services - Other: $79,000 ($4.50)
    Housing & Community Development: $51,000 ($2.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $511,000 ($29.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($1.82)
    Health - Other: $28,000 ($1.59)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($1.25)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $17,000 ($0.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($0.40)
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000 ($0.34)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,936,000 ($224.16)
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($0.40)

Shafter government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $8,528,000 ($485.68)
    Sewerage: $1,262,000 ($71.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $523,000 ($29.79)
    Housing & Community Development: $49,000 ($2.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $29,000 ($1.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $425,000 ($24.20)
    All Other: $94,000 ($5.35)
    Transit Utilities: $20,000 ($1.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $252,000 ($14.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,042,000 ($116.29)
    Interest Earnings: $1,905,000 ($108.49)
    Property Sale Other: $24,000 ($1.37)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,658,000 ($94.42)
    Transit Utilities: $42,000 ($2.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $802,000 ($45.67)
    Highways: $358,000 ($20.39)
    All Other: $259,000 ($14.75)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,944,000 ($167.66)
    Property: $1,634,000 ($93.06)
    Public Utilities: $240,000 ($13.67)
    NEC: $52,000 ($2.96)

Shafter government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $147,000 ($8.37)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,990,000 ($455.04)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,805,000 ($444.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($8.26)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $185,000 ($10.54)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($0.11)

Shafter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,446,000 ($196.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,627,000 ($1402.53)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,491,000 ($84.91)

4.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
California average:

5.03%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($715 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.07%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.95% ($35,127 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.21% ($34,469)
from San Diego County, CA  0.16% ($30,651)


4.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.19%
California average:

5.12%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($649 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.08%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.83% ($36,085 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.17% ($31,995)
to San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($39,032)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shafter:

  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KGET (970 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KAFY (1100 AM; 4 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: KAFY, INC.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KCHJ (1010 AM; 5 kW; DELANO, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KMAP (1050 AM; 10 kW; FRAZIER PARK, CA; Owner: KMAP, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shafter:

  • KSMJ (97.7 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KIWI (102.9 FM; MCFARLAND, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • KRFR (104.3 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC)
  • KAXL (88.3 FM; GREENACRES, CA; Owner: SKYRIDE UNLIMITED, INCORPORATED)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDFO-FM (98.5 FM; DELANO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKDJ (105.3 FM; DELANO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGZO (90.9 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KFRB (91.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUZZ-FM (107.9 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY, INC)
  • KLLY (95.3 FM; OILDALE, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY B/CTING CORP. OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KISV (94.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KGFM (101.5 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSL-FM (92.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
  • KMQA (100.5 FM; EAST PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PORTERVILLE L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Shafter:

  • KPMC-LP (Channel 42; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST)
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • K08MM (Channel 8; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K25FT (Channel 25; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K67FS (Channel 67; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TV OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • K50CL (Channel 50; McKITTRICK, CA; Owner: KERN EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Shafter fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 42m138ftTotal length
  • 87,853Total average daily traffic
  • 4,614Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 61950-1959
  • 52010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Shafter, CA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED66$157,78123$119,97451$157,1494$89,57012$103,6660$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$168,9991$252,0006$144,2301$43,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$194,1605$72,70039$153,4064$63,0235$77,0181$54,230
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$125,9343$60,07317$182,1290$04$78,7400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$87,0003$212,8200$01$94,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0039.00 , 0040.00, 0041.01, 0041.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$88,3631$230,0001$85,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0039.00 , 0040.00, 0041.01, 0041.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 125
  • Hazardous Condition: 39
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Shafter

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shafter, CA
Most common first names in Shafter, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6273.5 years
William5379.2 years
James5171.6 years
Mary4179.6 years
Charles3771.5 years
Robert3671.8 years
Henry3275.6 years
Elizabeth2882.5 years
Maria2468.6 years
George2477.5 years
Most common last names in Shafter, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones2971.6 years
Smith2377.7 years
Martinez2067.2 years
Johnson1977.3 years
Wilson1871.2 years
Rodriguez1774.3 years
Davis1674.3 years
Neufeld1680.9 years
Mettler1685.4 years
Williams1672.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
Businesses in Shafter, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Subway2
H&R Block1U-Haul1

Shafter compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Shafter on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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