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B- Shafter Amenities Some amenities close to this location
D+ Shafter Cost of Living Cost of living is 24% lower than California
1077% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Shafter cost of living
B Shafter Crime Total crime is 4% higher than California
Total crime
2,94214% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3414% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Shafter crime
F Shafter Employment Household income is 36% lower than California
Median household income
$41,08526% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$14,86950% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%57% higher than the US average
Shafter employment
B- Shafter Housing Home value is 62% lower than California
Median home value
$153,60017% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$75820% lower than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Shafter real estate or Shafter rentals
F Shafter Schools HS graduation rate is 31% lower than California
High school grad. rates
55%34% lower than the US average
School test scores
19%61% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:128% higher than the US average
Shafter K-12 schools

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Compare Shafter, CA Livability To Other Cities

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Csu Bakersfield, Bakersfield75141,995
Amberton, Bakersfield7315.51,223
Seven Oaks, Bakersfield73143,540
Southern Oaks, Bakersfield7215.51,882

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Living here in Shafter can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. With not many job opportunities and a bevy of issues with the education system, I find it hard to really excel as a person born and raised here. Most times I can enjoy a night out on the town, or spend time with good friends and family to relieve the stress though.

If you are looking for anything, it can be found off of the Santa Fe Way. A great barbershop for men and women alike would have to be the Pinedes Barbershop. They will assist you in every way, and they have fair prices. I know the park system is decent, I spend some days walking my dog and reading at Richland Park.

For someone with a large family, especially younger children, Shafter may not be that bad. The only issue is once they get older, they will want to move and see more things than what Shafter has to offer. All in all this is a good place to live though.
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