Shafter, California

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Population in 2019: 20,401 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +60.2%
Males: 10,138  (49.7%)
Females: 10,263  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

27.5 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 93263.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,611 (it was $29,515 in 2000)
Shafter:

$45,611
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,946 (it was $10,961 in 2000)

Shafter city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $193,248 (it was $77,900 in 2000)
Shafter:

$193,248
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $267,926; detached houses: $277,037; townhouses or other attached units: $234,233; in 2-unit structures: $259,960; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $225,705; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $209,668; mobile homes: $185,495; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $59,808

Median gross rent in 2019: $842.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shafter: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.0%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.0% for Black residents, 23.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.5% for American Indian residents, 11.7% for other race residents, 2.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Shafter, CA (2019)
    • 16,64785.1%Hispanic
    • 2,41512.3%White alone
    • 3781.9%Black alone
    • 1120.6%Asian alone
    • 900.5%Two or more races
    • 330.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Shafter, California as of October 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shafter is 861 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Shafter by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.6)
2
(12.6)
3
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.8)
1
(5.8)
1
(5.7)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(61.2)
7
(46.0)
4
(25.2)
5
(30.9)
7
(43.1)
3
(17.5)
5
(28.8)
7
(40.8)
7
(40.6)
6
(33.9)
7
(37.6)
7
(36.3)
6
(30.0)
3
(14.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(47.6)
4
(26.3)
7
(44.0)
18
(111.3)
11
(67.7)
11
(64.0)
13
(74.8)
13
(75.9)
13
(75.4)
11
(62.2)
6
(32.2)
11
(57.0)
8
(40.0)
9
(44.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
44
(299.3)
56
(368.1)
32
(201.4)
47
(290.6)
25
(153.9)
25
(145.5)
31
(178.3)
37
(215.9)
25
(145.1)
45
(254.4)
28
(150.5)
25
(129.6)
30
(150.1)
41
(200.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
170
(1,156)
221
(1,453)
194
(1,221)
241
(1,490)
178
(1,096)
162
(942.5)
193
(1,110)
209
(1,219)
145
(841.3)
180
(1,018)
174
(935.1)
117
(606.7)
138
(690.5)
127
(620.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
337
(2,293)
301
(1,978)
251
(1,579)
317
(1,960)
285
(1,754)
263
(1,530)
296
(1,702)
251
(1,464)
223
(1,294)
296
(1,673)
249
(1,338)
242
(1,255)
285
(1,426)
298
(1,457)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
75
(510.2)
88
(578.4)
73
(459.4)
104
(643.0)
86
(529.3)
83
(482.9)
87
(500.3)
85
(495.9)
94
(545.4)
142
(802.7)
144
(773.9)
114
(591.2)
121
(605.4)
88
(430.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
17
(115.6)
32
(210.3)
17
(107.0)
18
(111.3)
16
(98.5)
19
(110.5)
12
(69.0)
8
(46.7)
10
(58.0)
14
(79.1)
8
(43.0)
11
(57.0)
12
(60.0)
8
(39.1)
City-Data.com crime index350.2358.5284.2387.5274.8251.3266.9293.9250.0310.3261.5212.0219.9201.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Shafter, CA

Crime rate in Shafter detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 35 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
California average:

2.01
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Ancestries: American (1.7%), German (1.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 18.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,135 people per square mile   (low).

Shafter, California map

5,856 residents are foreign born (29.1% Latin America).

This city:

29.7%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,922 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,589 (0.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 35.50 N, Longitude: 119.25 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,196 (+6.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,805 (25.1%)

Area code: 661

Distribution of median household income in Shafter, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Shafter, CA in 2019

Property values in Shafter, CA

Shafter satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.4%
California:

7.9%
Historical population in Shafter, CA
Historical housing units in Shafter, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +3,120 (+32.4%).
Most common industries in Shafter, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.6%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (23.3%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Truck transportation (8.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.2%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Shafter, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (17.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (16.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (18.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.9%)
  • Cashiers (8.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Shafter, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Shafter, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 135. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

135
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.281. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.281
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.55. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.55
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 53.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

53.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.7
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00408. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00408
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Shafter-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 8105% 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 Shafter 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 Shafter 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 Shafter 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 (29) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 12, Floods: 12, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shafter topographic map

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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Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Dean Florez - Politician.

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Shafter:

Marital status in Shafter, CA
  • Never married: 40.8%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

For population 25 years and over in Shafter:

  • High school or higher: 56.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 21.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

24.0
California average:

14.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Shafter
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shafter, CA (based on Kern County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Kern 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.
California:

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

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kern County:

15.9%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.0%
California:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.2%
California:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Shafter:

28.3
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.2%
California:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Shafter:

9.9%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Shafter:

30.5%
California:

31.5%

General health condition:
Shafter:

53.8%
California:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Shafter:

81.0%
California:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shafter, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 111$500,675$54,1270$0
Financial Administration 10$61,690$74,0280$0
Other and Unallocable 9$60,304$80,4051$390
Police - Other 8$36,996$55,4940$0
Other Government Administration 8$63,294$94,9410$0
Streets and Highways 6$45,313$90,6260$0
Parks and Recreation 5$20,716$49,7180$0
Water Supply 4$20,628$61,8840$0
Solid Waste Management 3$14,650$58,6000$0
Totals for Government 164$824,266$60,3121$390

Shafter government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $9,428,000 ($462.13)
    Regular Highways: $908,000 ($44.51)
    Housing and Community Development: $899,000 ($44.07)
    Sewerage: $590,000 ($28.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $373,000 ($18.28)
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $16,117,000 ($790.01)
    Central Staff Services: $11,656,000 ($571.34)
    Police Protection: $5,308,000 ($260.18)
    Water Utilities: $2,845,000 ($139.45)
    Regular Highways: $1,681,000 ($82.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,278,000 ($62.64)
    Sewerage: $1,241,000 ($60.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,115,000 ($54.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $957,000 ($46.91)
    Transit Utilities: $772,000 ($37.84)
    Financial Administration: $602,000 ($29.51)
    Health - Other: $455,000 ($22.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $292,000 ($14.31)
    General - Other: $217,000 ($10.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $123,000 ($6.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,104,000 ($103.13)
    Police Protection: $106,000 ($5.20)
    Central Staff Services: $40,000 ($1.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($0.74)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($0.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $113,000 ($5.54)
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($0.34)

Shafter government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $21,053,000 ($1031.96)
    Sewerage: $1,641,000 ($80.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,163,000 ($57.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($0.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $479,000 ($23.48)
    Transit Utilities: $111,000 ($5.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $152,000 ($7.45)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,058,000 ($100.88)
    Interest Earnings: $874,000 ($42.84)
    Rents: $287,000 ($14.07)
    General Revenue - Other: $67,000 ($3.28)
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000 ($2.84)
    Sale of Property: $31,000 ($1.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,233,000 ($158.47)
    Transit Utilities: $112,000 ($5.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $326,000 ($15.98)
    Other: $209,000 ($10.24)
    Transit Utilities: $181,000 ($8.87)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($0.54)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,540,000 ($761.73)
    Property: $3,588,000 ($175.87)
    Other License: $788,000 ($38.63)
    Public Utilities Sales: $432,000 ($21.18)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $55,000 ($2.70)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $49,000 ($2.40)

Shafter government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,090,000 ($102.45)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,723,000 ($84.46)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $367,000 ($17.99)

Shafter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,627,000 ($667.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $66,519,000 ($3260.58)

3.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,098 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($593 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.00% ($41,298 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.20% ($32,845)
from Ventura County, CA  0.14% ($44,824)


4.27% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
California average:

5.21%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($649 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.05%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.68% ($42,474 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.20% ($41,532)
to San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($53,172)
Businesses in Shafter, CA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Subway2
H&R Block1U-Haul1

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
See more detailed statistics of Shafter fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 230ft / 70.4mTotal length
  • 487,003Total average daily traffic
  • 112,986Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Shafter, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 52010-2018
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 in Shafter, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Shafter, CA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 46. The highest number of fire incidents - 125 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Shafter, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (41.4%), and Structure Fires (37.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Shafter, CA
    • 32441.4%Outside Fires
    • 29637.8%Structure Fires
    • 15619.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 70.9%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shafter, CA
  • 62.1%Utility gas
  • 33.3%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shafter, CA
  • 54.6%Utility gas
  • 40.6%Electricity
  • 4.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Shafter compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above 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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