Shafter employment information

IndexShafterCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$14,869$31,458$29,829
Median household income$41,085$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$56,479$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,958$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$28,713$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$15,599$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate7.3%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level23.5%15.8%15.1%
The Shafter, CA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Shafter is $14,869, which is 53% lower than than the California average and 50% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $41,085, which is 36% lower than than the California average and 26% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Shafter is 7%, which is 57% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Shafter is 24% which is 56% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$27,387$41,085$82,170
City
$42,517$63,783$127,566
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Shafter is 50% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Shafter is 26% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Shafter is 57% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Shafter is 56% higher than the national average.

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Shafter median earnings by income bracket

Shafter employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.1%0.0%
Manufacturing sector6.4%64.3%
Financial & insurance services1.1%1.8%
Wholesale & retail services10.5%24.6%
Public administration2.9%6.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.4%2.7%
Education, health & social services1.2%27.8%
Other59.0%32.5%

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Cherokee Strip, CA164$51,2507%
Smith Corner, CA744$40,92126%
Shafter, CA17,801$41,08526%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Maumelle, AR17,795$78,77942%
Godfrey, IL17,809$62,84514%
Central Point, OR17,793$48,81312%
Dumont, NJ17,788$96,39574%
Durango, CO17,817$60,3349%
Shafter, CA17,801$41,08526%
Source: The Shafter, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).