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Pros

-Cost of living
-Low rainfall
-Mild winters

Cons

-Air quality
-High unemployment
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Bakersfield Metro Area


Bakersfield is a quiet agricultural and industrial town located in one of the driest inhabited areas of California. Irrigated agriculture, mostly cotton, orchard crops and grapes lies to the north, and a large oil industry supported by nearby fields operates in and around the city. There isn’t much to do. But the area is becoming a refuge for southern Californians looking to escape the high costs and bustle of the LA Basin, which starts about 80 miles and across a mountain range south. The area is also picking up businesses looking for an inexpensive location with southern California access; thus the economy is improving after years of malaise.


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Quick Facts About Shafter


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Shafter is 10.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Shafter jobs have Decreased by 0.06 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Shafter's cost of living is 0.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Shafter's population is 18,336 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 118.05 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Shafter is $169,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -12.98%.
    SCHOOLS
    Shafter public schools spend $8,871 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.2 students per teacher in Shafter.

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