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Shafer

Shafer, Minnesota
City
Location of the city of Shaferwithin Chisago County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Shafer
within Chisago County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°23?9?N 92°44?52?W / 45.38583°N 92.74778°W / 45.38583; -92.74778
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Chisago
Area
 o Total 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 o Land 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 o Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2010)
 o Total 1,045
 o Estimate (2012 ) 1,044
 o Density 822.8/sq mi (317.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 o Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55074
Area code(s) 651
FIPS code 27-59314
GNIS feature ID 0651892
Website www.shafermn.com

History

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.27 square miles (3.29 km2), all of it land. The Shafer watertower is the highest vertical point in the county.[citation needed]

Overview

Shafer is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,045 at the 2010 census. The city was named for Jacob Shafer, a pioneer settler.

U.S. Highway 8 serves as a main route for the community.

Geography

The city holds the Shafer Days celebration in early October.[citation needed]

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,045 people, 379 households, and 272 families residing in the city. The population density was 822.8 inhabitants per square mile (317.7/km2). There were 402 housing units at an average density of 316.5 per square mile (122.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 379 households of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.2% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the city was 29.4 years. 33.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 38.2% were from 25 to 44; 17.4% were from 45 to 64; and 4.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 343 people, 124 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 540.7 people per square mile (210.2/km²). There were 129 housing units at an average density of 203.4 per square mile (79.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.13% White, 0.29% African American, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.

There were 124 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 23.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.09.

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