Located in Kern County, Shafter is a strong community that is committed to its 18,048 residents. The City of Shafter was incorporated on January 11, 1938. Established Charter City status was accomplished June 6, 1995. The City of Shafter is a progressive community, providing a variety of services to residents.
In 2016, the City of Shafter completed Annexation 83 and Annexation 86 increasing the City's land size to 38 square miles.
The City of Shafter is located in the County of Kern Supervisorial District 1, California Senate District 14, California Assembly District 32, and Congressional District 21.