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Shafter is a city in Kern County, in the Bakersfield metro area.
The community was named for Gen. William Shafter
The latitude of Shafter is 35.500N. The longitude is -119.27W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 348 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,720.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shafter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kern County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bakersfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93263 ZIP code.
6% of Shafter residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shafter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shafter was $10,961, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Shafter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shafter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $360. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $828.
Libraries in Shafter include Shafter Branch Library ... View libraries
Kern County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shafter political report.
The average commute time for Shafter workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Shafter between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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