Shafer, Minnesota

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Shafer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 343 100%
Male 171 49.9%
Female 172 50.1%
Under 18 113 32.9%
18+ 230 67.1%
65+ 24 7%
Median Age 31.3
Average Family Size 3.09
White 340 99.1%
African-American 1 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1.7%

Estimated Shafer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 374
Growth 31
Growth % 9%

Shafer Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 37.5%
Swedish 16.5%
Norwegian 11.4%
Polish 5.4%
Irish 5.4%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
US/American 3.5%
Italian 2.9%
Russian 2.2%
Latvian 1.9%
Scottish 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Danish 1.6%
Hungarian 1.3%
English 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.6%
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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)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shafer 343 $43,000
Center City 582 $51,875
Chisago City 2,622 $51,964
Lindstrom 3,015 $50,519
Marine on St. Croix 602 $77,633
Stacy 1,278 $45,288
Taylors Falls 951 $39,886
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