Shirley, Arkansas Population 2024

263

Shirley is a city located in Van Buren County Arkansas. Shirley has a 2024 population of 263. Shirley is currently growing at a rate of 2.73% annually and its population has increased by 7.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 244 in 2020.

The average household income in Shirley is $60,994 with a poverty rate of 29.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shirley is 47 years, 48.2 years for males, and 46.7 years for females.

Shirley Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shirley was:

  • White: 89.68%
  • Two or more races: 10.32%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
109.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.79% (19)
The current population of Shirley, Arkansas is 263 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 244.

Shirley, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White25289.68%
Two or more races2910.32%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Shirley Population by Race

Shirley Population Pyramid 2024

Shirley Median Age

47

Total

48.2

Male

46.7

Female

Shirley Adults

There are 218 adults, (47 of whom are seniors) in Shirley.

Shirley Age Dependency

64.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Shirley Sex Ratio

Female16558.72%
Male11641.28%

Shirley Population by Age

Shirley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1082.675.924.1
Married523.1796.23.8
Non Family361.3366.733.3
Male123.7558.341.7
Female82.8812.587.5
showing: 5 rows

2.86

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

75.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shirley Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shirley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shirley Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.24%.

Shirley Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,857

Average Earnings

$67,500

Average Male

$32,500

Average Female

Shirley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shirley Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shirley Language

90.22% of Shirley residents speak only English, while 9.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.78% of the population.

Shirley Language

Shirley Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2525622.22%
Multiple292793.1%
Hispanic292793.1%
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29.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.69%

Male Poverty Rate

35.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shirley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shirley is Multiple, with 93.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shirley is White, with 22.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 34.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.75%.

Shirley Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50%
High School25.64%
Some College15.38%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Shirley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed21.43%
Male Employed14.58%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Shirley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shirley Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shirley Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Shirley Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shirley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Shirley Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shirley Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

23

Number of Veterans

23

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Shirley Veterans by War

count

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Shirley Veterans by Age

count

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Shirley Veterans by Race

Shirley Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

73.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shirley Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Shirley Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shirley Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shirley Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.26%

Born in Shirley

90.39%

Native Born

9.61%

Foreign Born

9.61%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.39% of Shirley residents were born in the United States, with 67.26% having been born in Arkansas. 9.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Shirley Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929872.41%
202829172.46%
202728472.53%
202627772.59%
202527072.66%
202426372.73%
202325672.81%
202224972.89%
2021242-2-0.82%
2020244-32-11.59%
201927610.36%
2018275-1-0.36%
2017276-3-1.08%
2016279-2-0.71%
2015281-1-0.35%
2014282-2-0.7%
2013284-3-1.05%
2012287-2-0.69%
2011289-2-0.69%
2010291
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Shirley Population by Year