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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Shafer is a town in Minnesota with a population of 1,121. Shafer is in Chisago County. Living in Shafer offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Shafer and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Shafer are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$159,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    21%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Shafer

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,227
National
$55,322
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