Shirley demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,03663091
Median age51.739.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%53%55%
Speak English94%77%79%
Speak Spanish5%9%13%
Shirley, MA has a population of 1,361 and is the 13,266th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,036 per sq mi which is 65% higher than the Massachusetts average and 1044% higher than the national average. The median age in Shirley is 52 which is approximately 31% higher than the Massachusetts average of 39. In Shirley, 38% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 75% of Shirley residents were born in Massachusetts, 16% were born out of state, 5% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Shirley is 65% higher than Massachusetts.
  • The median age in Shirley is 31% higher than Massachusetts.
  • In Shirley 79.28% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Shirley 1.40% of the population is African American.
  • In Shirley 1.76% of the population is Asian.

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Shirley population breakdown by race

African American1.40%7.26%12.63%
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.

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Shirley age breakdown

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