Shafter, California 

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Population

18,336

118% Growth

Unemployment Rate

10.8%

Median Income

$41,107

Avg. Home Price

$179,800

Best Places to Live in Shafter, California

Mid-sized city - South-central California, at the southern end of the Central Valley
Pros
-Cost of living
-Low rainfall
-Mild winters
Cons
-Air quality
-High unemployment
-Summer heat

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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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: California
County: Kern County
Metro Area: Bakersfield Metro Area
City: Shafter
Zip Codes: 93263
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 492 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Shafter is 10.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Shafter jobs have decreased by 0.06%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Shafter's cost of living is 0.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Shafter's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Shafter's population is 18,336 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 118.05%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Shafter is $179,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.44%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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ZIP CODES IN SHAFTER, CALIFORNIA
93263