Shafter, California Population 2022

20,545
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Shafter is a city located in Kern County California. With a 2020 population of 20,545, it is the 343rd largest city in California and the 2235th largest city in the United States. Shafter is currently growing at a rate of 1.46% annually and its population has increased by 2.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,953 in 2020. Spanning over 39 miles, Shafter has a population density of 531 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shafter is $58,723 with a poverty rate of 23.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $949 per month, and the median house value is $194,000. The median age in Shafter is 27.2 years, 28.1 years for males, and 26.7 years for females.

Shafter Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shafterwas:

  • White: 68.14%
  • Other race: 16.33%
  • Two or more races: 12.50%
  • Black or African American: 2.26%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shafter, California is 20,545 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,953.

Shafter, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Shafter Population by Race

Shafter Population Pyramid 2022

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Shafter Median Age

27.4


Total

28.3


Male

26.6


Female

Shafter Adults

There are 12,867 adults, (1,491 of whom are seniors) in Shafter.

Shafter Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Shafter Sex Ratio

Female

10,094

51.13%

Male

9,649

48.87%

Shafter Population by Age

Shafter Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shafter Household Types

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shafter Households and Families

4.12

Average Family Size

3.71

Average Household Size

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Shafter Households by Type

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Shafter Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shafter Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 36.00%.

Shafter Educational Attainment by Race

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$27,920

Average Earnings

$35,929

Average Male

$19,675

Average Female

Shafter Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shafter Language by Age

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Shafter Language

34.00% of Shafter residents speak only English, while 66.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 64.91% of the population.

Shafter Language

Shafter Poverty by Race

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23.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.89%

Male Poverty Rate

24.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shafter

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shafter is Asian, with 53.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shafter is Multiple, with 15.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.02%.

Shafter Poverty

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Shafter Poverty Rate by Education

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Shafter Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shafter Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Shafter Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

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 45-54.

Shafter Marital Status by Race

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Shafter Marital Status

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236

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Shafter Veterans by War

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Shafter Veterans by Age

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Shafter Veterans by Race

Shafter Veterans by Education

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6.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shafter Veterans by Education

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56.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

9%

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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65.06%

Born in Shafter

73.36%

Native Born

26.64%

Foreign Born

20.87%

Non Citizen

5.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.36% of Shafter residents were born in the United States, with 65.06% having been born in California. 20.87% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Shafter Population by Year