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 in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (120.6 miles , pop. 64,249).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (221.6 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (387.3 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Monson, ME (2.7 miles ), Greenville, ME (2.8 miles ), Willimantic, ME (3.6 miles) , Abbot, ME (3.6 miles ), Beaver Cove, ME (3.7 miles) , Caratunk, ME (4.1 miles) , Guilford, ME (4.1 miles ), Parkman, ME (4.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 45.35 N, Longitude: 69.63 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 207
Unemployment in July 2013:
Earthquake activity:Shirley-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.8 miles away from Shirley center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from Shirley center
On 10/25/2001 at 00:24:29, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 47.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Piscataquis County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Edgar Wilson Nye - Journalist.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shirley:
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Public elementary/middle school in Shirley:
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.21. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Shirley compared to Maine state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Shirley town (based on Piscataquis County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.64%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
6.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,722 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:
6.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,779 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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Shirley:
Strongest FM radio stations in Shirley:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 353
Total average daily truck traffic: 17
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 530
FAA Registered Aircraft:1