Shafter demographics profile

StatisticShafterCaliforniaNational
Population17,80138,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)45023291
Median age26.536.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1860%46%43%
Speak English29%56%79%
Speak Spanish70%29%13%
Shafter, CA has a population of 17,801 and is the 2,432nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 450 per sq mi which is 94% higher than the California average and 397% higher than the national average. The median age in Shafter is 27 which is approximately 26% lower than the California average of 36. In Shafter, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 29% speak English and 70% speak Spanish. 64% of Shafter residents were born in California, 7% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 28% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Shafter is 94% higher than California.
  • The median age in Shafter is 26% lower than California.
  • In Shafter 86.15% of the population is White.
  • In Shafter 1.78% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Shafter 0.34% of the population is Asian.

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Shafter population breakdown by race

RaceShafterCaliforniaNational
White86.15%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American1.78%5.85%12.63%
Asian0.34%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.22%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race1.67%4.62%3.06%
Other race9.85%13.28%4.75%
In Shafter, 83.3% 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.

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