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People

Total Population 991
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 6.2%
Employed Population 16+ 522
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 52.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,341
% Above Poverty Level 91%
% Below Poverty Level 9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $992
Median House Value $121,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 16%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shafer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles NE of Coon Rapids, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Chisago
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55074
Phone Area Codes 651
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.386
Longitude -92.747

Shafer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ST CROIX FALLS
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Station FOREST LAKE 5 NE
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches
Station AMERY
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 57 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Shafer, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Franconia (55074)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Center City 679 $74,432
Chisago City 4,930 $87,250
Lindstrom 4,417 $75,536
Marine on St. Croix 722 $107,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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