Shafter is located close to the center of California. Shafter is part of Kern County. Shafter has 27.94 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Shafter population is 17,261, which has grown 35.53% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 12.39% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Shafter median household income is $41,107 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 39.27% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 29.47% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Shafter median house value is $136,700 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 73.26% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 75.60% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Shafter is worse than the state average in quality. The Shafter area code is 661.