Shafter, California 

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Population

18,433

+12.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

8.0%

Median Income

$41,107

Median Home Price

$192,000

Best Places to Live in Shafter, California

Mid-sized city - South-central California, at the southern end of the Central Valley. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Shafter, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Low rainfall
-Mild winters
Cons
-Air quality
-High unemployment
-Summer heat

Local Listings in Shafter
 $214,990 
330 E Ash Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 850 SqFt
 $214,990 
236 Mannel Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1547 SqFt
 $155,000 
112 Stone Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 670 SqFt

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

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: California
County: Kern County
Metro Area: Bakersfield Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
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 8.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Shafter jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Shafter's cost of living is 3.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Shafter's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Shafter, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Kern county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Shafter's population is 18,433 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 12.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Shafter is $192,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.9%. 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. More Education


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NEW LISTINGS IN SHAFTER
$214,990
330 E Ash Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$214,990
236 Mannel Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$155,000
112 Stone Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$305,000
9411 Woodbrook Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$229,900
1118 State Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$345,000
9521 Mountain Aspen Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$354,900
9301 Red Pine Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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