Shirley, New York Population 2020

28,698
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Shirley is a city located in New York. Shirley has a 2020 population of 28,698. Shirley is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 3.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,854 in 2010. Shirley reached it's highest population of 28,698 in 2018.

The average household income in Shirley is $99,499 with a poverty rate of 12.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,088 per month, and the median house value is $259,900. The median age in Shirley is 35.7 years, 37.4 years for males, and 34 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.6 males.

Shirley Demographics

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

  • White: 84.67%
  • Black or African American: 9.18%
  • Other race: 2.77%
  • Two or more races: 1.82%
  • Asian: 1.36%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shirley, New York is 28,698, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,698.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,854.

Shirley, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,29884.67%
Black or African American2,6359.18%
Some Other Race7942.77%
Two or More Races5221.82%
Asian3901.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native590.21%
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Shirley Population Pyramid 2020

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Shirley Median Age

35.7


Total

37.4


Male

34


Female

Shirley Adults

There are 21,693 adults, (2,741 of whom are seniors) in Shirley.

Shirley Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Shirley Sex Ratio

Female

15,220

53.04%

Male

13,478

46.96%

Shirley Households and Families

Shirley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shirley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.2%9.8%
All81.5%18.5%
Non Family80.4%19.6%
Male74.3%25.7%
Female55.1%44.9%

81.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4063.3881.5
Married4,7113.7590.2
Non Family1,7791.5680.4
Female1,2864.1255.1
Male6304.2174.3

3.74

Average Family Size

3.38

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Shirley Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2856.99%
9th to 12th Grade1,3457.32%
High School Graduate7,10338.63%
Some College2,95516.07%
Associates Degree2,22012.07%
Bachelors Degree1,88610.26%
Graduate Degree1,5928.66%
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Shirley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,93011,9942,614
Hispanic4,0142,484437
Black1,2091,103315
Other Race54435760
Asian181181141
Multiple Races1095128
Native American242411

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.90%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,815$54,571$40,579
Less Than High School$25,212$26,507$23,167
High School Grad$41,959$49,391$36,950
Some College$44,567$66,148$32,652
Bachelors Degree$56,908$60,717$52,833
Graduate Degree$66,250$65,515$67,534

$44,815

Average Earnings

$54,571

Average Male

$40,579

Average Female

Shirley Language

Shirley Language by Age

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Shirley Language

76.26% of Shirley residents speak only English, while 23.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.88% of the population.

Shirley Poverty

Shirley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,3111,7639.63%
Hispanic7,02194313.43%
Black2,59491935.43%
Multiple4885010.25%

12.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.08%

Male Poverty Rate

12.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shirley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shirley is Black, with 35.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shirley is White, with 9.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.02%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.87%
High School9.21%
Some College5.84%
Bachelors or Greater4.63%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.39%
Male Unemployed15.86%
Female Employed2.29%
Male Employed2.16%

Shirley Income

Shirley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$84,296$99,499
Families$91,484$106,171
Married Families$110,409-
Non Families$57,679$65,432
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Shirley Marital Status

Shirley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Shirley Marital Status by Race

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Shirley Veterans

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1,104

Number of Veterans

1,053

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam268
First Gulf War251
Second Gulf War123
Korea66
World War II8
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54382
65 to 74256
55 to 64216
75+163
18 to 3487
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1045.80%
Hispanic2926.26%

Shirley Veterans by Education

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3.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shirley Employment Status

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

5.6%

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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81.63%

Born in New York

88.25%

Native Born

11.75%

Foreign Born

6.49%

Non Citizen

5.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.25% of Shirley residents were born in the United States, with 81.63% having been born in New York. 6.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202028,6980.00%
201928,6980.00%
201828,6981,5125.56%
201727,1861,7546.90%
201625,432-259-1.01%
201525,691-240-0.93%
201425,9317172.84%
201325,214780.31%
201225,136-3,154-11.15%
201128,2904361.57%
201027,8540.00%