Shirley, New York Population 2021

28,583
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Shirley is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Shirley has a 2020 population of 28,583. Shirley is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 2.62% 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 $104,511 with a poverty rate of 12.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,878 per month, and the median house value is $265,600. The median age in Shirley is 35.5 years, 36.5 years for males, and 34.2 years for females.

Shirley Demographics

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

  • White: 85.72%
  • Black or African American: 7.11%
  • Asian: 3.81%
  • Two or more races: 1.96%
  • Other race: 1.17%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shirley, New York is 28,583 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 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,50285.72%
Black or African American2,0337.11%
Asian1,0903.81%
Two or More Races5611.96%
Some Other Race3341.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native630.22%
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Shirley Population by Race

Shirley Population Pyramid $2021

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Shirley Median Age

35.5


Total

36.5


Male

34.2


Female

Shirley Adults

There are 22,083 adults, (3,249 of whom are seniors) in Shirley.

Shirley Age Dependency

51.8

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Shirley Sex Ratio

Female

15,101

52.83%

Male

13,482

47.17%

Shirley Population by Age

Shirley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shirley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.3%8.7%
All82.3%17.7%
Non Family79.4%20.6%
Male73.8%26.2%
Female59.6%40.4%

82.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shirley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3033.4182.3
Married4,5173.8191.3
Non Family1,8081.5679.4
Female1,2774.1759.6
Male7014.2373.8

3.79

Average Family Size

3.41

Average Household Size

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Shirley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3707.29%
9th to 12th Grade1,5988.50%
High School Graduate6,91936.81%
Some College2,94315.66%
Associates Degree2,30612.27%
Bachelors Degree2,03510.83%
Graduate Degree1,6238.64%
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Shirley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shirley Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,92512,6472,918
Hispanic3,2891,892332
Black967855283
Asian581403120
Other Race21813018
2+ Races18113441
Native American262613

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 native american people with a rate of 50.00%.

Shirley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,299$55,956$39,495
Less Than 9th Grade$30,289$38,884$13,904
High School Graduate$42,071$47,690$37,338
Some College$48,044$68,350$31,069
Bachelors Degree$57,303$64,646$49,083
Graduate Degree$68,319$47,127$68,767

$46,299

Average Earnings

$55,956

Average Male

$39,495

Average Female

Shirley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shirley Language by Age

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Shirley Language

77.59% of Shirley residents speak only English, while 22.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.43% of the population.

Shirley Language

Shirley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,1271,97410.32%
Hispanic5,97193615.68%
Black2,00251025.47%
Other32882.44%

12.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.64%

Male Poverty Rate

11.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shirley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shirley is Black, with 25.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shirley is Other, with 2.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.94%.

Shirley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.53%
High School9.64%
Some College6.67%
Bachelors or Greater5.28%

Shirley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed11.69%
Male Unemployed6.11%
Female Employed2.99%
Male Employed2.64%

Shirley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shirley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$87,242$104,511
Families$92,386$112,311
Married Families$111,370-
Non Families$58,750$64,964
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Income by Household Type

Shirley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

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 45-54.

Shirley Marital Status by Race

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Shirley Marital Status

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1,079

Number of Veterans

1,051

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam293
First Gulf War174
Second Gulf War155
Korea51
World War II

Shirley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54316
65 to 74297
55 to 64214
75+139
18 to 34113

Shirley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0705.47%
Hispanic2235.63%
Black90.76%

Shirley Veterans by Race

Shirley Veterans by Education

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5.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shirley Veterans by Education

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64%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Shirley Employment by Age

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Shirley Employment by Race

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Shirley Employment by Education

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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80.72%

Born in Shirley

86.66%

Native Born

13.34%

Foreign Born

7.76%

Non Citizen

5.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.66% of Shirley residents were born in the United States, with 80.72% having been born in New York. 7.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shirley Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202128,5830.00%
202028,5830.00%
201928,583-115-0.40%
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%

Shirley Population by Year