Shafter is a city located in Kern County California. With a 2020 population of 21,207, it is the 294th largest city in California and the 1769th largest city in the United States . Shafter is currently growing at a rate of 1.94% annually and its population has increased by 24.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,988 in 2010. Shafter reached it's highest population of 21,207 in 2021. Spanning over 39 miles, Shafter has a population density of 548 people per square mile.
The average household income in Shafter is $58,723 with a poverty rate of 22.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $868 per month, and the median house value is $175,300. The median age in Shafter is 27.2 years, 28.1 years for males, and 26.7 years for females.