Shafter employment information

Income per capita$14,563$29,906$28,555
Median household income$41,107$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$55,797$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$30,383$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$26,515$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$15,165$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate8.9%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level22.1%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Shafter is 49% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Shafter is 23% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Shafter is 53% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Shafter is 42% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Shafter median earnings by income bracket

Shafter employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.3%0.5%
Manufacturing sector6.9%53.7%
Financial & insurance services0.6%2.3%
Wholesale & retail services12.3%17.9%
Public administration2.7%1.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.8%3.1%
Education, health & social services2.2%35.5%

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Tupman, CA176$45,31315%
Wasco, CA25,865$39,27327%
Shafter, CA17,261$41,10723%

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Cocoa, FL17,261$30,80442%
North Babylon, NY17,262$87,40363%
Buckhall, VA17,265$125,372134%
Durango, CO17,268$53,6210%
Jenison, MI17,271$56,3815%
Shafter, CA17,261$41,10723%
Source: The Shafter, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.