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Shafer, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Shafer had a population of 1,056 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shafer is located at latitude 45.3883 and longitude -92.7522 in Chisago County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shafer (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chisago County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Shafer (GNIS ID: 2395853) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shafer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shafer: City of Shafer.

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Shafer, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,056
Daytime Population: Workers 383
Daytime Population: Residents 536
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 919
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 1,052
Population in Familes 868
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 835
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $58,734
Average Household Income $70,315
Per Capita Income $26,827


Total Housing Units 405 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 323 (79.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $190,667
Average Home Value $231,713


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 268
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.14% 0.76%
Households 0.14% 0.77%
Families -0.2% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Shafer, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shafer to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 356 61st
Population Density # 346 62nd
Diversity Index # 449 50th
Median Household Income # 335 63rd
Per Capita Income # 567 37th

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