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Shafer is a township in Chisago County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Shafer. For links to other places called Shafer, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Shafer is 45.420N. The longitude is -92.725W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 925 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 646.
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27% of Shafer residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shafer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shafer was $20,983, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Shafer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shafer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,091.
Chisago County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shafer political report.
The average commute time for Shafer workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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