Income/capita 3%
Household income 4%
Unemployment 39%
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Income per capita$30,679$38,069$29,829
Median household income$57,659$70,954$55,322
Median income owner occupied$66,953$95,052$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$39,116$35,192
Median earnings male$59,107$45,946$36,919
Median earnings female$0$32,028$26,250
Unemployment rate6.5%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level18.8%11.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Shirley is 3% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Shirley is 4% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Shirley is 39% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Shirley is 24% higher than the national average

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      Shirley employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry20.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector23.3%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services0.0%4.5%
      Public administration9.3%3.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.9%11.4%
      Education, health & social services6.5%22.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      West Concord, MA7,622$119,273115.6%
      Lunenburg, MA2,027$113,816105.7%
      Maynard, MA10,526$90,13462.9%
      Littleton Common, MA3,002$86,09455.6%
      South Lancaster, MA1,764$78,34041.6%
      Shirley, MA1,361$57,6594.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Shortsville, NY1,361$57,7884.5%
      Jewett, TX1,361$47,46214.2%
      Shell Lake, WI1,361$38,83329.8%
      Irishtown-Summerside, NL1,361n/a 
      Gjoa Haven, NU1,361n/a 
      Shirley, MA1,361$57,6594.2%
      Source: The Shirley, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).