Shaft, Maryland Population 2024

271

Shaft is a city located in Allegany County and Garrett County Maryland. Shaft has a 2024 population of 271. Shaft is currently declining at a rate of -1.81% annually and its population has decreased by -6.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 291 in 2020.

The average household income in Shaft is $128,853 with a poverty rate of 15.3%. The median age in Shaft is 58.5 years: 60.2 years for males, and 58.3 years for females.

Shaft Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shaft was:

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
344.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.87% (-20)
The current population of Shaft, Maryland is 271 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 291.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White281100%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Shaft Population by Race

Shaft Population Pyramid 2024

Shaft Median Age

58.5

Total

60.2

Male

58.3

Female

Shaft Adults

There are 259 adults, (62 of whom are seniors) in Shaft.

Shaft Age Dependency

42.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

11.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Shaft Sex Ratio

Female15555.16%
Male12644.84%

Shaft Population by Age

Shaft Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1312.151000
Married882.521000
Non Family431.371000
Male0000
Female0000

2.52

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

100.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shaft Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade00%
Associates Degree4216.67%
Bachelors Degree6826.98%
Graduate Degree6325%
High School Graduate6525.79%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College145.56%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shaft Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shaft Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White252252131

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 51.98%.

Shaft Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$76,694$76,008$80,664
Some College$15,938$0$0

$76,694

Average Earnings

$76,008

Average Male

$80,664

Average Female

Shaft Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shaft Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shaft Language

96.44% of Shaft residents speak only English, while 3.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.56% of the population.

Shaft Language

Shaft Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2814315.3%

15.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.14%

Male Poverty Rate

21.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shaft

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shaft is White, with 15.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shaft is White, with 15.3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.86%.

Shaft Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Some College60.71%
High School13.85%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Shaft Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Shaft Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shaft Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$178,145$172,997
Households-$128,853
Married Families$178,145$-999,999,999
Non Families-$38,512

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shaft Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

67.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

84.6%

Male Marriage Rate

56.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Shaft Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shaft Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Shaft Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shaft Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

12

Number of Veterans

12

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam8
Korea4
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Shaft Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+12
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
65 to 740

Shaft Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White124.63%

Shaft Veterans by Race

Shaft Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shaft Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Shaft Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shaft Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shaft Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.41%

Born in Shaft

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Shaft residents were born in the United States, with 64.41% having been born in Maryland. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Shaft Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024271-5-1.81%
2023276-5-1.78%
2022281-90-24.26%
20213718027.49%
2020291-60-17.09%
2019351-10-2.77%
2018361-100-21.69%
20174615814.39%
2016403-23-5.4%
201542611536.98%
2014311-67-17.72%
201337815972.6%
20122196138.61%
2011158-77-32.77%
201023500%

Shaft Population by Year