Shafter is a city located in Kern County California. Shafter has a 2020 population of 21,610. Shafter is currently growing at a rate of 1.90% annually and its population has increased by 25.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,160 in 2010.
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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shafterwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 90.63%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 46.88%.
29.80% of Shafter residents speak only English, while 70.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 69.14% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Shafter is Asian, with 49.52% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Shafter is Multiple, with 2.69% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.54%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Shafter
70.50% of Shafter residents were born in the United States, with 62.99% having been born in California. 22.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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