Population density (sq mi)10,7097,372256
Median age44.936.236.0
Male/Female ratio0.7:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a44%52%
Families w/ Kids under 1827%46%46%
Speak Englishn/a60%56%
Speak Spanishn/a22%29%

Key findings

  • The population density in Shafter is 45% higher than Oakland
  • The median age in Shafter is 24% higher than Oakland
  • In Shafter 71.55% of the population is White
  • In Shafter 13.90% of the population is Black
  • In Shafter 8.77% of the population is Asian

Compare Oakland, CA Demographics


      Shafter population breakdown by race

      American Indian0.20%0.79%0.74%
      Native Hawaiian1.03%0.58%0.39%
      Mixed race3.64%6.63%4.62%
      Other race0.90%13.11%13.28%
      In Shafter, 26.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Shafter age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Shafter, Oakland, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).