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Shafter, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
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25.3% of Shafter, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 47.5% greater than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 28.4% of high school graduates and 70.4% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 25.4% among disabled males and 30.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 64.2%. For comparison, it was 32.4% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Shafter, CA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Shafter:

25.3%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Shafter:

10.9%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Shafter:

25.4%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 23.7% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Shafter:

22.5%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Shafter:

30.6%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 20.7% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Shafter:

20.4%
California:

24.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

64.2%
Residents above poverty level:

32.4%

Poverty by age in Shafter, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Shafter
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Shafter,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 35.1%Under 5 years
  • 39.7%5 years
  • 40.5%6 to 11 years
  • 27.7%12 to 14 years
  • 32.4%15 years
  • 14.9%16 and 17 years
  • 17.6%18 to 24 years
  • 19.4%25 to 34 years
  • 12.6%35 to 44 years
  • 18.7%45 to 54 years
  • 22.2%55 to 64 years
  • 16.2%65 to 74 years
  • 6.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Shafter
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Shafter,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 35.2%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 39.7%6 to 11 years
  • 31.0%12 to 14 years
  • 53.4%15 years
  • 24.2%16 and 17 years
  • 12.3%18 to 24 years
  • 24.1%25 to 34 years
  • 22.7%35 to 44 years
  • 21.4%45 to 54 years
  • 17.0%55 to 64 years
  • 21.6%65 to 74 years
  • 26.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Shafter, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Shafter,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 14.7%Under 5 years
  • 12.3%5 years
  • 13.0%6 to 11 years
  • 16.9%12 to 14 years
  • 23.6%15 years
  • 15.1%16 and 17 years
  • 12.1%18 to 24 years
  • 14.1%25 to 34 years
  • 11.7%35 to 44 years
  • 4.4%45 to 54 years
  • 9.4%55 to 64 years
  • 3.0%65 to 74 years
  • 3.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Shafter, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Shafter, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Shafter, CA (%)
  • 19.5%White
  • 12.1%Black
  • 11.3%American Indian
  • 30.1%Asian
  • 15.8%Other race
  • 14.2%2+ races
  • 23.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Shafter, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Shafter, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 480White
  • 20Black
  • 5American Indian
  • 23Asian
  • 375Other race
  • 362+ races
  • 3,724Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 24.7%Below poverty level
  • 75.3%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 21.6%Below poverty level
  • 78.4%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Shafter, CA

Children below poverty level:
Shafter, California:

33.7%
State:

17.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Shafter:

28.4%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Shafter:

70.4%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 47.3%Married-couple family
  • 4.5%Male, no wife present
  • 48.2%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Shafter not in families by work experience
  • 1.5%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 32.9%Worked part-time
  • 65.6%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 10.7%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 23.4%Both worked part-time
  • 44.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 21.7%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 6.9%1999 to 2000
  • 18.8%1995 to 1998
  • 4.7%1990 to 1994
  • 6.2%1980 to 1989
  • 14.9%1970 to 1979
  • 16.7%1960 to 1969
  • 23.2%1950 to 1959
  • 5.4%1940 to 1949
  • 3.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.2%1999 to 2000
  • 10.9%1995 to 1998
  • 5.9%1990 to 1994
  • 11.2%1980 to 1989
  • 15.0%1970 to 1979
  • 14.5%1960 to 1969
  • 24.3%1950 to 1959
  • 7.9%1940 to 1949
  • 8.2%1939 or earlier
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