Shafter Kern County, California

Shafter: City in Kern County, California, United States


Shafter is a city located in the county of Kern in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 16,988. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 20,739 inhabitants.

The city was created 83 years ago in 1938.

Shafter Quick Facts

Population : 20,739 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Kern County
Postal code : 93263
Phone Area Codes : 661
Water as percent of area : 0%
Land as percent of area : 100%
Altitude : 348 feet / 106 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1938 (83 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 09:27:41 (29th November 2021)
Population growth : 18.09% (2010-2020)
Shafter locator map
Location of Shafter on California map.
Shafter Fountain image
Shafter Fountain
Shafter Fountain image


Shafter is located at 35°30'2"N 119°16'18"W (35.5005100, -119.2717800).

Shafter map


The population of Shafter increased by 18.09% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 16,988 - census
2011 17,440 2.59% estimation process
2012 17,194 -1.43% estimation process
2013 17,273 0.46% estimation process
2014 17,612 1.92% estimation process
2015 18,367 4.11% estimation process
2016 18,985 3.26% estimation process
2017 19,472 2.5% estimation process
2018 19,998 2.63% estimation process
2019 20,401 1.98% estimation process
2020 20,739 1.63% estimation process

Shafter zip code is 93263. County name: Kern, County fips: 06029

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Local Places in Shafter

People born in Shafter (2)

People born in Shafter, including politician Dean Florez, businessperson Ruben F. Mettler, you can see a list of people who born in Shafter.

Schools in Shafter

College & universities near Shafter, CA

Code Name City ZIP
433420 California Aeronautical University Bakersfield (CA) 93308

Stations (11)

Amtrak & bus stations near Shafter, CA

Code Name Address Type
WAC Wasco station 700 G Street RAIL
BFD Bakersfield 601 Truxtun Ave RAIL
COC Corcoran station 1099 Otis Ave. RAIL
KTC Kettleman City, California 3300 Hubert Way BUS
TEH Tehachapi, California Westside of Mullbery Street BUS

Post offices near Shafter

Post Office Name City ZIP
Shafter Post Office Shafter (CA) 93263

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Kern County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Kern County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Bakersfield 385,725 County seat of Kern County, California, United States
Delano 53,041 City in California
Oildale 32,684 Census-designated place in Kern County, California
Ridgecrest 29,135 City in California
Wasco 28,734 City in California
Arvin 21,757 City in Kern County, California, United States
Rosamond 18,150 Census-designated place in Kern County, California
Greenfield 17,644 City in Monterey County, California, United States
Lamont 15,120 Census-designated place in Kern County, California
California City 14,198 City in Kern County, California
Tehachapi 12,746 City in California
McFarland 12,482 City in Kern County, California, United States
Golden Hills 8,656 Census designated place
Taft 8,488 City in Kern County, California, United States
Alta Sierra 7,047 Census-designated place in Nevada County, California
Indian Wells 5,544 Town in California

Distance to Other Cities

Shafter distances to largest California cities