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Living In Shafter, CA

A small city in California, Shafter has just under 18,000 residents. Families with children can expect to feel welcome, as kids aged 5-14 account for an above-average percentage of the community, though young adults also outpace national averages. At an average age of just under 31, the city's residents skew notably younger than most cities in California. Residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their residence. The trend is driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent of $860/month, which is considerably less than the state average.

Shafter has an average commute time of about 27 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical means of commuting to work, chosen by 31% of workers, while public transportation isn't used much. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

Compared to the California average, Shafter has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (17%). Additionally, 4% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Shafter: agriculture and retail. Together, these industries account for 18% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 9% of residents work in construction, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of around $54K, Shafter workers earn around $32,000 less than the average California resident. Shafter's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.

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