Population density (sq mi)1,03689491
Median age51.739.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%53%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1823%43%43%
Speak English94%77%79%
Speak Spanish5%9%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Shirley is 16% higher than Massachusetts
  • The median age in Shirley is 31% higher than Massachusetts
  • In Shirley 79.28% of the population is White
  • In Shirley 1.40% of the population is Black
  • In Shirley 1.76% of the population is Asian

Compare Shirley, MA Demographics


      Shirley population breakdown by race

      American Indian0.00%0.21%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
      Mixed race12.93%3.01%3.06%
      Other race4.63%4.13%4.75%
      In Shirley, 7.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Shirley age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Shirley, MA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).