Shafter, California Population 2021

21,207
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Shafter is a city located in 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. For every 100 females there are 99.1 males.

Shafter Demographics

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

  • White: 80.96%
  • Other race: 14.15%
  • Black or African American: 2.10%
  • Two or more races: 1.93%
  • Asian: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shafter, California is 21,207, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,998.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,988.

Shafter, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,74580.96%
Some Other Race2,75114.15%
Black or African American4092.10%
Two or More Races3761.93%
Asian1340.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native320.16%
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Shafter Population by Race

Shafter Population Pyramid 2021

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Shafter Median Age

27.2


Total

28.1


Male

26.7


Female

Shafter Adults

There are 12,995 adults, (1,516 of whom are seniors) in Shafter.

Shafter Age Dependency

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

13.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Shafter Sex Ratio

Female

9,766

50.22%

Male

9,681

49.78%

Shafter Population by Age

Shafter Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shafter Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.8%37.2%
Non Family55.1%44.9%
All55.1%44.9%
Male41.4%58.6%
Female31%69%

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shafter Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0813.6755.1
Married3,0044.3662.8
Non Family9351.255.1
Female719431
Male4233.7141.4

4.13

Average Family Size

3.67

Average Household Size

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Shafter Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,04128.47%
9th to 12th Grade1,65215.47%
High School Graduate2,97327.83%
Some College1,47413.80%
Associates Degree4814.50%
Bachelors Degree7677.18%
Graduate Degree2932.74%
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Shafter Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shafter Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic8,2523,945500
White1,9991,701515
Other Race1,532919198
Black264210
Multiple Races25719457
Asian1007624
Native American322915

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%.

Shafter Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,625$35,000$18,668
Less Than High School$22,683$29,811$16,340
High School Grad$23,146$28,021$16,705
Some College$31,798$51,902$20,220
Bachelors Degree$41,477$40,871$45,741
Graduate Degree$94,643$107,266$90,982

$25,625

Average Earnings

$35,000

Average Male

$18,668

Average Female

Shafter Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shafter Language by Age

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Shafter Language

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.

Shafter Language

Shafter Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,0293,82323.85%
White2,40438916.18%
Other2,73432011.70%
Black2447831.97%
Asian1055249.52%
Multiple33492.69%
Native26311.54%

22.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.26%

Male Poverty Rate

23.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shafter

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%.

Shafter Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School24.52%
Less Than High School19.75%
Some College12.80%
Bachelors or Greater10.28%

Shafter Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.20%
Male Unemployed20.00%
Female Employed13.95%
Male Employed9.40%

Shafter Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shafter Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,854$58,723
Families$50,000$62,402
Married Families$55,156-
Non Families$20,898$35,236
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Income by Household Type

Shafter Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Shafter Married by Age and Sex

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Shafter 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 55-64.

Shafter Marital Status by Race

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Shafter Marital Status

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198

Number of Veterans

198

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam119
Korea25
Second Gulf War10
World War II
First Gulf War

Shafter Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74114
75+37
55 to 6434
18 to 3410
35 to 543

Shafter Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1611.55%
Hispanic440.43%
Indian1856.25%
Asian1212.00%
Other70.37%

Shafter Veterans by Race

Shafter Veterans by Education

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10.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shafter Veterans by Education

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56.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Shafter Employment by Age

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Shafter Employment by Race

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Shafter Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.99%

Born in California

70.50%

Native Born

29.50%

Foreign Born

22.83%

Non Citizen

6.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Shafter Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,2074031.94%
202020,8044031.98%
201920,4014032.02%
201819,9985262.70%
201719,4724872.57%
201618,9856183.36%
201518,3677554.29%
201417,6123391.96%
201317,273790.46%
201217,194-246-1.41%
201117,4402801.63%
201017,1604,4243.03%
200012,7364,3274.24%
19908,4091,3991.84%
19807,0101,6832.78%
19705,3277511.53%
19604,5762,3697.56%
19502,2079495.78%
19401,2580.00%

Shafter Population by Year