Shirley, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,441. Population change since 2000: +1.0%
Males: 654  (45.4%)
Females: 787  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  46.4 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 01464.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,064 (it was $40,956 in 2000)
Shirley:

$45,064
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,876 (it was $22,256 in 2000)

Shirley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $198,642 (it was $135,900 in 2000)
Shirley:

$198,642
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $482,112; Detached houses: $517,347; Townhouses or other attached units: $408,619; In 2-unit structures: $419,187; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $460,645; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $286,073; Mobile homes: $56,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $785.

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  • Races in Shirley, MA (2010)

    Shirley races chart
    • 1,30590.6%White alone
    • 584.0%Hispanic
    • 271.9%Black alone
    • 221.5%Two or more races
    • 201.4%Asian alone
    • 50.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.3%Other race alone

Races in Shirley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shirley: 133.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (25.5%), English (12.6%), German (7.2%), French Canadian (5.4%), Portuguese (4.7%), Scottish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1775

Elevation: 279 feet

Land area: 1.35 square miles.

Population density: 1,070 people per square mile   (low).

Shirley,MA real estate house value index trend

Shirley, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Shirley:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shirley CDP:

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 1.2%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

86 residents are foreign born (5.6% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This place:

6.5%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Shirley, Massachusetts as of May 27, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Shirley to the number of sex offenders is 3,201 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,735 (1.4%)

Shirley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashua, NH (16.8 miles , pop. 86,605).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (32.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (164.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Fort Devens, MA (1.4 miles ), Devens, MA (1.4 miles ), Harvard, MA (1.8 miles ), Ayer, MA (1.9 miles ), Lancaster, MA (2.3 miles ), Lunenburg, MA (2.3 miles ), Leominster, MA (2.3 miles ), Groton, MA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 61 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $182,900
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $220,700
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $168,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.54 N, Longitude: 71.65 W

Area code: 978

Shirley household income distribution Shirley home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 14 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Shirley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Shirley, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Shirley-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Shirley place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the place center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shirley-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 167.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 169.8 miles away from Shirley center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 247.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.7 miles away from Shirley center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shirley topographic map

Birthplace of: Jerry White (baseball) - Baseball player, Hilary Gehman - Olympic rower.

Hospitals and medical centers in Shirley:

  • NASHOBA NURSING SERVICE AND HOSPICE (TWO SHAKER ROAD, SUITE D225)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Shirley:

  • WOODFORD OF AYER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; AYER, MA)
  • APPLE VALLEY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; AYER, MA)
  • APPLE VALLEY CONTINUING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; AYER, MA)
  • NASHOBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; AYER, MA)
  • KEYSTONE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • HEALTHALLIANCE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • DIVERSIFIED HOME SERVICES HOSPICE PROGRAM (Hospital, about 5 miles away; LEOMINSTER, MA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shirley:

  • Fitchburg State University (about 8 miles; Fitchburg, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,010)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 18 miles; Gardner, MA; FT enrollment: 3,143)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 18 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 19 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 20 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Assumption College (about 20 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Framingham State University (about 21 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)

Public elementary/middle schools in Shirley:

  • LURA A. WHITE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 376, Location: 34 LANCASTER ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
  • AYER SHIRLEY REGIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 1 HOSPITAL ROAD, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Shirley

Library in Shirley:

  • HAZEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $217,084; Location: 3 KEADY WAY; 41,389 books; 930 e-books; 2,709 audio materials; 3,766 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 119 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Deaconess - Nashoba Hospital is now named Nashoba Community Medical Center
  • Deaconess - Nashoba Hospital is now named Nashoba Community Medical Center

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Notable locations in Shirley: Shirley Station (A), Shirley Ambulance Service (B), Shirley Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (C), Souza Baronowski Correctional Center Library (D), Massachusetts Correctional Institute Shirley Minimum Security Library (E), Hazen Memorial Library (F), Shirley Municipal Building (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Shirley: Saint Anthonys Religious Center (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Village Cemetery (1), Saint Anthonys Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Phoenix Pond (A), Bow Brook Reservoir (B), Tophet Swamp (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bow Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Hands On Art Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3 Lancaster Road).

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 86.0. This is about average.

City:

86.0
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.297. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.297
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 11.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.12
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.00. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.00
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.8%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.2% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  55.7%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.7%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Shirley (2011 data):

  • Fidelity Co-operative Bank: Shirley Branch at 21 Main Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2006/10/24: Bank assets: $517.5 mil, Deposits: $398.9 mil, headquarters in Fitchburg, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Mutual Holding Company
  • North Middlesex Savings Bank: Shirley Branch at 95 Front Street, branch established on 2004/08/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $329.3 mil, Deposits: $268.7 mil, headquarters in Ayer, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Massachusetts average:

12.9

Shirley travel time to work - commute Shirley mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shirley CDP (based on Middlesex County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

53.3%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

53.3%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Shirley:

18.7%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Shirley:

6.8
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Shirley:

36.3%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

60.0%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Shirley:

80.3%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shirley, MA Residents

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($940 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.36% ($60,625 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.56% ($52,127)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.55% ($79,480)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,531 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.19%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($55,257 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.64% ($62,521)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.50% ($78,357)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shirley:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCMX (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LEOMINSTER, MA; Owner: TWIN CITY BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: LIVEAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shirley:

  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Shirley:

  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • Shirley, Massachusetts
  • Fatal accident count28
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents33
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:15
  • Fatalities29
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents55
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Massachusetts average
  • Fatal accident count100
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents140
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons33
  • Fatalities107
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents13
See more detailed statistics of Shirley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • $340,000Total costs
  • 14,560Total average daily traffic
  • 728Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,995Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Dan Menser, 280 Great Road (Lat: 42.586167 Lon: -71.659778), Type: 40.2, Overall height: 40.2 m, Registrant: 4253784000, Dan.Menser@voicestream.Com, 12920 SE 38TH STREET
  • Dan Menser, 280 Great Road (Lat: 42.586167 Lon: -71.659778), Type: 40.2, Overall height: 40.2 m, Registrant: 4253784000, Dan.Menser@voicestream.Com, 12920 SE 38TH STREET
  • Donna-Marie Stipo, 0 Shirley Road/Shaker Road (Lat: 42.522000 Lon: -71.642528), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 25027 m, Overall height: 56.3 m, Registrant: 2015294101, Dmstipo@consultdms.Com, 65 RAMAPO VALLEY ROAD
  • Donna-Marie Stipo, 0 Shirley Road/Shaker Road (Lat: 42.522000 Lon: -71.642528), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 25027 m, Overall height: 56.3 m, Registrant: 2015294101, Dmstipo@consultdms.Com, 65 RAMAPO VALLEY ROAD
  • John ARthur, 0 Shirley Road/Shaker Road (Lat: 42.522000 Lon: -71.642528), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 25027 m, Overall height: 56.3 m, Registrant: 2015294101, Dmstipo@consultdms.Com, 65 RAMAPO VALLEY ROAD
  • John Arthur, 0 Shirley Road/Shaker Road (Lat: 42.522000 Lon: -71.642528), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 25027 m, Overall height: 56.3 m, Registrant: 2015294101, Dmstipo@consultdms.Com, 65 RAMAPO VALLEY ROAD

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Harvard Rd. (Lat: 42.522583 Lon: -71.655333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: WPLA765
    Assigned Frequencies: 862.037 MHz, 862.062 MHz, 862.087 MHz, 862.112 MHz, 862.137 MHz, 862.162 MHz, 862.187 MHz, 862.212 MHz, 862.237 MHz, 862.262 MHz... (+148 more)Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2022Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lancaster & Leominster Rds (Lat: 42.543694 Lon: -71.649222), Call Sign: KCF350, Licensee ID: L00032992
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.4200 MHzGrant Date: 12/07/1999, Expiration Date: 02/01/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2002Registrant: Shirley, Town Of, 1 Lancaster Rd, Shirley, MA 01464, Phone: (508) 425-4377
  • Leominster Rd Fire Station (Lat: 42.543694 Lon: -71.658944), Call Sign: KNHR507, Licensee ID: L00032992
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.970 MHzGrant Date: 08/03/1998, Expiration Date: 10/18/2003, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2002Registrant: Shirley, Town Of, 1 Lancaster Rd, Shirley, MA 01464
  • Lat: 42.535833 Lon: -71.648056, Call Sign: WQFZ723
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.112 MHzGrant Date: 11/20/2006, Expiration Date: 11/20/2016, Certifier: Thomas ConneelyRegistrant: Tcs Communications Corp, Salisbury, MA 01952, Phone: (978) 465-7932, Fax: (978) 462-8980, Email:
  • SHIRLEY, TOWN OF, Lat: 42.543694 Lon: -71.658944, Call Sign: WQXD852, Licensee ID: L00032992
    Assigned Frequencies: 75.6000 MHzGrant Date: 02/08/2016, Expiration Date: 02/08/2026, Certifier: Dennis LevesqueRegistrant: Shirley, Town Of, 8 Leominster Road, Shirley, MA 01464, Phone: (978) 425-4334, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • SHIRLEY, Lat: 42.547778 Lon: -71.638778, Call Sign: WQQH455
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHzGrant Date: 12/12/2012, Expiration Date: 12/12/2022, Certifier: Brian GoodmanRegistrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Shirley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-220T (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 744EL , Serial Number: 34-8233068, Airworthiness Date: 12/21/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): Scintitech Inc, 1000 Mount Laurel Cir, Shirley, MA 01464
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 797CJ , Serial Number: 18263827, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 04/25/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph M Steim, Po Box 1249, Shirley, MA 01464
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T310R (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 167 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 816GH , Serial Number: 310R1507, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph M Steim, Po Box 1249, Shirley, MA 01464
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9337V , Serial Number: 700004, Year manufactured: 1969
    Registrant (Individual): George E Dba Sanderson, Shirley Airport, Shirley, MA 01464, Other Owners: Air Aviation Sale Command

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$257,5102$233,90516$217,2841$85,1801$114,110
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$175,5900$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$105,9004$219,3250$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$235,5350$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$216,1800$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3021.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$321,1401$187,810
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3021.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Shirley and their reported violations in the past:

SHIRLEY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 4,796, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
MOHAWK VILLAGE APARTMENTS (Address: 280 GREAT ROAD , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-03-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In APR-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-06-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In APR-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-05-2012)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 60 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Shirley

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shirley, MA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (55%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Electricity (14%)
Businesses in Shirley, MA
NameCountNameCount
Dunkin Donuts1True Value1
FedEx1UPS1
New Balance1

Shirley compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Shirley on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Brazil (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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