Income/capita 73%
Household income 20%
Unemployment 7%
Income per capita$51,538$34,984$31,458
Median household income$66,422$57,778$63,783
Median income owner occupied$0$100,193$86,568
Median income renter occupied$0$40,321$43,419
Median earnings male$60,613$35,373$36,599
Median earnings female$48,756$31,451$27,020
Unemployment rate4.3%6.3%5.5%
Poverty leveln/a20.0%15.8%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Shafter is 73% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Shafter is 20% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Shafter is 7% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Shafter is equal to the national average

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      Shafter employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.2%0.6%
      Manufacturing sector1.8%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services5.4%8.8%
      Wholesale & retail services8.6%4.1%
      Public administration3.9%3.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.2%1.0%
      Education, health & social services13.0%22.9%

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      Oakland, CA412,040$57,7784%

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      Cleveland, OH389,165$26,58352%
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      Oakland, CA412,040$57,7784%
      Source: The Shafter, Oakland, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).