Shirley, New York Population 2024

24,356

Shirley is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Shirley has a 2024 population of 24,356. Shirley is currently declining at a rate of -4.21% annually and its population has decreased by -14.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,640 in 2020.

The average household income in Shirley is $156,964 with a poverty rate of 8.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shirley is 40.4 years, 38.5 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Shirley Demographics

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

  • White: 73.48%
  • Two or more races: 8.06%
  • Black or African American: 7.69%
  • Asian: 5.38%
  • Other race: 5.28%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
Land Area (mi²)
11.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,152.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-14.96% (-4,284)
The current population of Shirley, New York is 24,356 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,640.

Shirley, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19,47073.48%
Two or more races2,1378.06%
Black or African American2,0387.69%
Asian1,4255.38%
Other race1,3995.28%
Native American220.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander70.03%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Shirley Population by Race

Shirley Population Pyramid 2024

Shirley Median Age

40.4

Total

38.5

Male

41.3

Female

Shirley Adults

There are 20,567 adults, (3,497 of whom are seniors) in Shirley.

Shirley Age Dependency

55.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Shirley Sex Ratio

Female12,89848.68%
Male13,60051.32%

Shirley Population by Age

Shirley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,0903.2491.28.8
Married4,4663.6895.34.7
Non Family1,9321.5187.612.4
Female1,1043.7681.518.5
Male5884.69010

3.66

Average Family Size

3.24

Average Household Size

91.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shirley Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9515.22%
9th to 12th Grade9835.4%
High School Graduate6,68436.69%
Some College4,11222.57%
Associates Degree1,94010.65%
Bachelors Degree2,29012.57%
Graduate Degree1,2576.9%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White12,77911,8982,452
Hispanic3,3002,573481
Black1,043952250
2+ Races983704187
Other Race847637153
Asian823588245
Native American222214
Islander770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 63.64%.

Shirley Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$58,873$67,978$51,084
Less Than 9th Grade$43,203$66,308$27,461
High School Graduate$53,154$57,198$50,944
Some College$67,898$73,377$51,161
Bachelors Degree$63,780$65,417$61,094
Graduate Degree$81,731$83,750$79,219

$58,873

Average Earnings

$67,978

Average Male

$51,084

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

77.7% of Shirley residents speak only English, while 22.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.88% of the population.

Shirley Language

Shirley Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,1979996.17%
Hispanic6,0385779.56%
Black2,02033216.44%
Asian1,32323517.76%
Other1,25418714.91%
Multiple2,103843.99%

8.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.37%

Male Poverty Rate

9.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shirley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shirley is Asian, with 17.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shirley is Multiple, with 3.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.34%.

Shirley Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.86%
High School7.93%
Some College5.37%
Bachelors or Greater2.52%

Shirley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed12.32%
Male Unemployed8.11%
Female Employed1.74%
Male Employed1.67%

Shirley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shirley Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$109,821$156,964
Families$123,269$176,341
Married Families$145,256$-999,999,999
Non Families$67,250$85,228

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shirley Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Shirley Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shirley Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

670

Number of Veterans

633

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam228
First Gulf War178
Second Gulf War67
Korea0
World War II0

Shirley Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74221
55 to 64190
35 to 54149
75+61
18 to 3449

Shirley Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6113.81%
Hispanic1353.39%
2+ Races443.42%
Black80.63%
Other Race70.74%

Shirley Veterans by Race

Shirley Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shirley Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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

80.82%

Born in Shirley

87.77%

Native Born

12.23%

Foreign Born

7.21%

Non Citizen

5.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.77% of Shirley residents were born in the United States, with 80.82% having been born in New York. 7.21% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202424,356-1,071-4.21%
202325,427-1,071-4.04%
202226,498-1,561-5.56%
202128,059-581-2.03%
202028,640570.2%
201928,583-115-0.4%
201828,6981,5125.56%
201727,1861,7546.9%
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%
201027,85400%

Shirley Population by Year