Shafer is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 1,043 people and just one neighborhood, Shafer is the 341st largest community in Minnesota. Much of the housing stock in Shafer was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Shafer economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Shafer, where the median household income is $52,857.
Occupations and Workforce
Shafer is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Shafer is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shafer who work in office and administrative support (16.04%), management occupations (9.11%) and sales jobs (7.92%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Shafer is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Shafer a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Shafer has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Shafer’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Shafer, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.74 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small city, Shafer doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.