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Shafter is a township in Fayette County.
The latitude of Shafter is 39.043N. The longitude is -89.185W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 574 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 468.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shafter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62011 ZIP code.
39% of Shafter residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $14,774, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $860.
Fayette 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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