For population 25 years and over in Shirley:
For population 15 years and over in Shirley town:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $417 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Little Rock, AR (60.6 miles , pop. 60,433).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (137.4 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (323.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Fairfield Bay, AR (2.2 miles ), Higden, AR (2.9 miles) , Clinton, AR (3.0 miles ), Greers Ferry, AR (3.2 miles ), Dennard, AR (3.7 miles ), Leslie, AR (4.3 miles ), Mountain View, AR (4.3 miles ), Heber Springs, AR (4.4 miles ).
Latitude: 35.66 N, Longitude: 92.32 W
Area code: 501
Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-7.4%).
Work and jobs in Shirley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Shirley, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Shirley-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 251% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/15/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the Shirley town center killed 2 people and injured 13 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 4/14/1996, a category F4 tornado 11.5 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 35 people and caused $3 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Shirley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 31.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 34.2 miles away from Shirley center
On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 26.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/7/1991 at 21:24:02, a magnitude 4.0 (3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/2000 at 20:12:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.0 miles away from Shirley center
On 8/16/2003 at 05:09:22, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Van Buren County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Shirley:
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Public high school in Shirley:
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Public elementary/middle school in Shirley:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.8%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Shirley compared to Arkansas state average:
Banks with branches in Shirley (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Shirley town (based on Van Buren County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.37%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Shirley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Shirley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
8.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,580 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,779 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Shirley fatal accident list:
Jun 4, 2011 08:06 AM, Sr-16-10, Lat: 35.64685278, Lon: -92.32298611, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 25, 2004 04:30 PM, Silver Rock Rd, Banner Mount Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 19, 2002 05:43 PM, Sr-9-10, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Shirley)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Shirley)
FAA Registered Aircraft:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.