Shirley, Massachusetts Population 2020

1,782
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Shirley is a city located in Massachusetts. Shirley has a 2020 population of 1,782. Shirley is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 23.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,441 in 2010. Shirley reached it's highest population of 1,782 in 2018.

The average household income in Shirley is $68,090 with a poverty rate of 13.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $798 per month, and the median house value is $255,000. The median age in Shirley is 53.4 years, 57.7 years for males, and 52.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.0 males.

Shirley Demographics

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

  • White: 85.58%
  • Two or more races: 11.90%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Black or African American: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Shirley, Massachusetts is 1,782, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,782.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,441.

Shirley, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,52585.58%
Two or More Races21211.90%
Asian271.52%
Black or African American181.01%
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Shirley Population Pyramid 2020

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Shirley Median Age

53.4


Total

57.7


Male

52.5


Female

Shirley Adults

There are 1,580 adults, (329 of whom are seniors) in Shirley.

Shirley Age Dependency

42.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Shirley Sex Ratio

Female

958

53.76%

Male

824

46.24%

Shirley Households and Families

Shirley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shirley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married66.9%33.1%
All47%53%
Female37.3%62.7%
Non Family32.9%67.1%

47.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8052.2147
Non Family3861.6332.9
Married2842.3566.9
Female1183.6437.3
Male173.24100

2.75

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

9.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Shirley Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade161.11%
9th to 12th Grade372.56%
High School Graduate77853.88%
Some College31621.88%
Associates Degree261.80%
Bachelors Degree24016.62%
Graduate Degree312.15%
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Shirley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,2641,211253
Multiple Races135135
Asian2727
Black181818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,358$36,713$25,688
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$35,590$37,247$
Some College$27,125$$29,808
Bachelors Degree$41,316$$41,579
Graduate Degree$$$

$35,358

Average Earnings

$36,713

Average Male

$25,688

Average Female

Shirley Language

Shirley Language by Age

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Shirley Language

96.77% of Shirley residents speak only English, while 3.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.31% of the population.

Shirley Poverty

Shirley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,52517011.15%
Multiple2127233.96%
Hispanic4747100.00%

13.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.71%

Male Poverty Rate

13.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shirley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shirley is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shirley is White, with 11.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.23%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.08%
High School14.01%
Some College4.09%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed8.35%
Male Employed0.00%

Shirley Income

Shirley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,933$68,090
Families$64,073$69,880
Married Families$73,409-
Non Families$51,912$66,146
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Shirley Marital Status

Shirley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Shirley Married by Age and Sex

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Shirley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Shirley Marital Status by Race

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Shirley Veterans

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176

Number of Veterans

176

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam27
World War II17
Korea
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64107
75+69
65 to 74
35 to 54
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White15111.16%
2 or More2513.74%

Shirley Veterans by Education

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23.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shirley Employment Status

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.50%

Born in Massachusetts

88.72%

Native Born

11.28%

Foreign Born

3.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.72% of Shirley residents were born in the United States, with 72.50% having been born in Massachusetts. 3.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,7820.00%
20191,7820.00%
20181,78231221.22%
20171,4701098.01%
20161,361786.08%
20151,283-38-2.88%
20141,321191.46%
20131,302-57-4.19%
20121,359292.18%
20111,330-111-7.70%
20101,4410.00%