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Income/capita 50%
Household income 26%
Unemployment 57%
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%

Key findings

  • 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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      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.

      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%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rosedale, CA17,050$115,841109%
      Greenacres, CA4,737$62,04312%
      Bakersfield, CA367,555$58,6696%
      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).