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Welcome to Shafter ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Shafter has a population of 20,401 people<2> (see below for details).
Shafter was incorporated January 20, 1938.
The community of Shafter is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Shafter lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Shafter: (661)
The ZIP code for Shafter: 93263<4>
Websites for Shafter ...
Official Website: www.shafter.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shafter had an population of 20,401 people. This is an increase of 20.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 60.18% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Shafter had a population of 16,988 people. This makes Shafter the county's 6th most populous community.
The population of Shafter represents 0.05% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 309th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 16,988 people, the population of Shafter increased 33.39% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,736 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Shafter.
Communities Also Named Shafter ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Shafter: This one is located in Kern County and the other is located in Marin County.
Beyond California, there are 6 communities that are also named Shafter - they are located in Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shafter.
Communities near Shafter ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shafter.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shafter. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shafter.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shafter. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shafter.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shafter. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Shafter.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shafter ...
Looking for more information about Shafter? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Shafter, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shafter.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Shafter: www.shafter.com/
The official website for Kern County: www.co.kern.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 20 Sep 2020