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Population (year 2000): 12,736. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,569 (+14.4% change)
Males: 6,501 (51.0%), Females: 6,235 (49.0%)

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Median resident age: 26.1 years
Median household income: $29,515 (year 2000)
Median house value: $78,900 (year 2000)

Shafter, CA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Shafter:

  • Hispanic (68.1%)
  • Other race (48.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (29.0%)
  • Two or more races (3.8%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)
  • Black (1.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (4.7%), United States (3.8%), English (3.2%), Irish (1.8%).

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Land area: 18.0 square miles

Shafter,

For population 25 years and over in Shafter

  • High school or higher: 47.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 21.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shafter city

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 57.4%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

28.0% Foreign born (27.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,120 (+32.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: CA Bakersfield, (17.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (114.4 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: CA (8.0 miles Rosedale, CA (9.4 miles Wasco, CA (12.7 miles McFarland, CA (14.7 miles Buttonwillow, CA (15.4 miles Tupman, CA Oildale, (15.9 miles CA Bakersfield, (17.7 miles CA (18.9 miles Delano,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 82 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 1997: 89 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 1998: 107 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 1999: 68 buildings, average cost: $81,400
  • 2000: 48 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2001: 83 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2002: 58 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2003: 97 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2004: 119 buildings, average cost: $118,700

Latitude: 35.50 N, Longitude: 119.25 W

Area code: 661


Shafter, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.1%), Educational,health and social services (12.8%), Wholesale trade (10.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -560 (-4.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 909 (27.1%)


 

Crime in Shafter by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.9 7.9
Rapes 2 1 1 2 6
    per 100,000 15.7 7.9 7.9 15.7 47.1
Robberies 2 3 4 4 9
    per 100,000 15.7 23.6 31.4 31.4 70.7
Assaults 47 60 47 47 51
    per 100,000 369.0 471.1 369.0 369.0 400.4
Burglaries 118 69 91 102 143
    per 100,000 926.5 541.8 714.5 800.9 1122.8
Thefts 281 243 213 322 374
    per 100,000 2206.3 1908.0 1672.4 2528.3 2936.6
Auto thefts 40 31 47 66 64
    per 100,000 314.1 243.4 369.0 518.2 502.5
263.0 238.1 232.8 296.0 364.2


Average climate in Shafter, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Shafter,
Hospitals/medical centers near Shafter:
  • BAKERSFIELD HEART HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA)
  • HEALTHSOUTH BAKERSFIELD REHAB HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Shafter, CA

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Shafter:
  • MEADOWS FIELD (about 15 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA; ID: BFL)
  • VISALIA MUNI (about 58 miles; VISALIA, CA; ID: VIS)
  • SANTA BARBARA MUNI (about 85 miles; SANTA BARBARA, CA; ID: SBA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Shafter:
  • SHAFTER-MINTER FIELD (about 5 miles; SHAFTER, CA; ID: MIT)
  • POSO-KERN COUNTY (about 11 miles; FAMOSO, CA; ID: L73)
  • WASCO-KERN COUNTY (about 11 miles; WASCO, CA; ID: L19)

Amtrak stations near Shafter:
  • 9 miles: WASCO (700 G ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible.
  • 18 miles: BAKERSFIELD (1501 F ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Transit 0 $0   5 $2,570
Police Protection - Officers 66 $207,518 $37,730 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 31 $116,432 $45,070 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $17,928 $71,712 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $7,646 $45,876 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $13,190 $26,380 0 $0
Streets and Highways 4 $11,768 $35,304 0 $0
Water Supply 3 $17,128 $68,512 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $4,182 $25,092 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $8,050 $48,300 0 $0
Sewerage 2 $8,948 $53,688 0 $0
Totals for Government 121 $412,790 $40,937 5 $2,570


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shafter:
  • BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE (about 20 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,978)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-BAKERSFIELD (about 21 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA; FT enrollment: 5,273)
  • TAFT COLLEGE (about 27 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,801)
  • PORTERVILLE COLLEGE (about 42 miles; PORTERVILLE, CA; FT enrollment: 2,288)
  • COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS (about 57 miles; VISALIA, CA; FT enrollment: 6,295)
  • REEDLEY COLLEGE (about 78 miles; REEDLEY, CA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; SANTA BARBARA, CA; FT enrollment: 8,137)
Public high schools in Shafter:
  • SHAFTER HIGH (Students: 1,348; Location: 526 MANNEL AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CENTRAL VALLEY CONT HIGH (Students: 21; Location: 526 MANNEL AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Shafter:
  • FREE WILL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 18; Location: 155 REDWOOD DR; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Shafter:
  • GOLDEN OAK ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,096; Location: 190 S. WALL; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RICHLAND JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 990; Location: 331 SHAFTER AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • REDWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 892; Location: 331 SHAFTER AVE.; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • MAPLE ELEMENTARY (Students: 267; Location: 29161 FRESNO AVE.; Grades: KG - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Shafter:
  • KERN SDA ELEM (Students: 20; Location: 30105 RIVERSIDE; Grades: 1 - 8)

Notable locations in Shafter: Shafter High School Farm (A), Richland School District Office (B), Depot Museum (C), Shafter Branch Kern County Library (D).

Churches in Shafter include: Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (A), Valley Bible Church (B), Ebenezer Reformed Church (C), Bible Truth Tabernacle (D), Shafter Pentecostal Church of God (E), Shafter Missionary Baptist Church (F), Shafter Christian Assembly Church (G), First Assembly of God Church (H).

Parks in Shafter include: Mannel Park (1), Kirchenmann Park (2), Rodriguez Park (3), Richland Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Shafter compared to California state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Shafter:
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGET (970 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KCHJ (1010 AM; 5 kW; DELANO, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KAFY (1100 AM; 4 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: KAFY, INC.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KMAP (1050 AM; 10 kW; FRAZIER PARK, CA; Owner: KMAP, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shafter:
  • KSMJ (97.7 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KIWI (102.9 FM; MCFARLAND, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • KRFR (104.3 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC)
  • KAXL (88.3 FM; GREENACRES, CA; Owner: SKYRIDE UNLIMITED, INCORPORATED)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KDFO-FM (98.5 FM; DELANO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKDJ (105.3 FM; DELANO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGZO (90.9 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
  • KMQA (100.5 FM; EAST PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PORTERVILLE L.L.C.)
  • KFRB (91.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUZZ-FM (107.9 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY, INC)
  • KLLY (95.3 FM; OILDALE, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY B/CTING CORP. OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KISV (94.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KPSL-FM (92.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • KGFM (101.5 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Shafter:
  • KPMC-LP (Channel 42; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST)
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • K08MM (Channel 8; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K25FT (Channel 25; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K67FS (Channel 67; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TV OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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