Shirley, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,441.
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
Males: 755  (52.4%)
Females: 686  (47.6%)
Median resident age:

58.6 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 01464.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $68,350 (it was $40,956 in 2000)
Shirley:

$68,350
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $41,547 (it was $22,256 in 2000)

Shirley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $294,289 (it was $135,900 in 2000)
Shirley:

$294,289
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $641,107; detached houses: $664,100; townhouses or other attached units: $563,829; in 2-unit structures: $666,179; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $638,509; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $479,342; mobile homes: $99,101; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2019: $826.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shirley: 132.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.7%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Shirley, MA (2019)
    • 1,70190.8%White alone
    • 1005.3%Two or more races
    • 241.3%Black alone
    • 150.8%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Shirley, Massachusetts as of June 29, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shirley is 345 to 1.


Crime rates in Shirley by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.1)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
1
(13.8)
3
(40.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.1)
3
(40.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.3)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(39.2)
5
(65.3)
6
(77.5)
7
(89.1)
11
(136.3)
10
(137.8)
15
(204.4)
11
(143.8)
4
(51.8)
8
(108.2)
15
(203.0)
11
(146.7)
9
(116.5)
18
(235.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(91.4)
7
(91.4)
14
(180.9)
22
(280.1)
28
(346.8)
14
(193.0)
23
(313.5)
20
(261.5)
10
(129.6)
9
(121.7)
6
(81.2)
4
(53.3)
6
(77.7)
10
(131.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(182.8)
21
(274.1)
42
(542.8)
29
(369.3)
37
(458.3)
28
(385.9)
18
(245.3)
23
(300.7)
24
(311.0)
41
(554.5)
34
(460.1)
35
(466.7)
18
(233.0)
28
(366.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(39.2)
3
(39.2)
2
(25.8)
4
(50.9)
8
(99.1)
1
(13.8)
1
(13.6)
1
(13.1)
1
(13.0)
2
(27.0)
2
(27.1)
2
(26.7)
7
(90.6)
4
(52.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.8)
1
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index24.754.462.356.3119.968.6106.460.132.954.588.5116.549.285.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Shirley, MA

Crime rate in Shirley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 15 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Massachusetts average:

2.53
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Ancestries: American (25.0%), French Canadian (13.5%), Italian (11.1%), Swedish (8.1%), German (7.7%), English (3.3%).

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, Massachusetts map

179 residents are foreign born (3.4% Europe, 2.5% North America, 1.8% Africa).

This place:

9.6%
Massachusetts:

16.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,364 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,552 (1.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.54 N, Longitude: 71.65 W

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Shirley, MA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Shirley, MA in 2019
Shirley satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 61 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 1998: 44 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 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
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $262,400
  • 2018: 10 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $232,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Shirley, MA residents
Average permit cost in Shirley, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Most common industries in Shirley, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.1%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (6.1%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.5%)
  • Public administration (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Paper (6.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Shirley, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (19.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.4%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)

Average climate in Shirley, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.6. This is about average.

City:

68.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.226. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.226
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.660. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.660
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.13. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.13
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 72% 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 Shirley center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 170.5 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) 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 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from Shirley 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 Shirley 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 (31) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, 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

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Shirley:

Marital status in Shirley, MA
  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 14.2%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

For population 25 years and over in Shirley:

  • High school or higher: 98.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Shirley
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shirley, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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
This 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.
Massachusetts:

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

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.2%
Massachusetts:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

51.9%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
Massachusetts:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Shirley:

17.7%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

23.6%
Massachusetts:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Shirley:

6.7
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Shirley:

32.9%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

55.2%
State:

57.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Shirley:

84.5%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shirley, MA Residents

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Shirley, MA
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Dunkin Donuts1True Value1
FedEx1UPS1
New Balance1

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 count30
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents36
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:17
  • Fatalities31
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents59
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Massachusetts average
  • Fatal accident count10389
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14377
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3482
  • Fatalities11219
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents23901
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents785
See more detailed statistics of Shirley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.4mTotal length
  • $1,341,000Total costs
  • 15,230Total average daily traffic
  • 734Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,816Total future (year 21) 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: Voicestream Wireless Corp., Dan.Menser@voicestream.Com, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 378-4000
  • Dan Menser, 280 Great Road (Lat: 42.586167 Lon: -71.659778), Type: 40.2, Overall height: 40.2 m, Registrant: Voicestream Wireless Corp., Dan.Menser@voicestream.Com, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 378-4000
  • 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: Dms Consulting Services, Inc., Dmstipo@consultdms.Com, , Mahwa-h, Phone: (201) 529-4101
  • 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: Dms Consulting Services, Inc., Dmstipo@consultdms.Com, , Mahwa-h, Phone: (201) 529-4101
  • 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: Dms Consulting Services, Inc., Dmstipo@consultdms.Com, , Mahwa-h, Phone: (201) 529-4101
  • 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: Dms Consulting Services, Inc., Dmstipo@consultdms.Com, , Mahwa-h, Phone: (201) 529-4101

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 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: 02/06/2022, Cancellation Date: 09/12/2019, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Lancaster & Leominster Rds (Lat: 42.543694 Lon: -71.649222), Call Sign: KCF350, Licensee ID: L00032992,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.4200 MHz, Grant Date: 12/07/1999, Expiration Date: 02/01/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2002, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/03/1998, Expiration Date: 10/18/2003, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2002, Registrant: Shirley, Town Of, 1 Lancaster Rd, Shirley, MA 01464
  • Lat: 42.535833 Lon: -71.648056, Call Sign: WQFZ723,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.112 MHz, Grant Date: 11/16/2016, Expiration Date: 11/20/2026, Certifier: Thomas Conneely, Registrant: Massachusetts Department Of Correction, 50 Maple St, Milford, MA 01757, Phone: (508) 422-3569, Fax: (508) 422-3606, Email:
  • SHIRLEY, TOWN OF, Lat: 42.543694 Lon: -71.658944, Call Sign: WQXD852,
    Assigned Frequencies: 75.6000 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/2016, Expiration Date: 02/08/2026, Certifier: Dennis Levesque, Registrant: Shirley Fire Department, 12 Leominster Rd, Shirley, MA 01464, Phone: (617) 517-4901, Email:
  • AYER SHIRLEY RSD, 1 Hospital Road (Lat: 42.545889 Lon: -71.639194), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WRCA399,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.875 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2018, Expiration Date: 08/08/2028, Certifier: Deborah Cutter, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 1287 North Barclay Boulevard, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, Phone: (847) 229-0250, Fax: (847) 229-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SHIRLEY, Lat: 42.547778 Lon: -71.638778, Call Sign: WQQH455,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHz, Grant Date: 12/12/2012, Expiration Date: 12/12/2022, Certifier: Brian Goodman, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Shirley)
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 in Shirley, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Shirley, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 36 took place in 2005, and the least - 1 in 2014. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Shirley, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (72.9%), and Outside Fires (14.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Shirley, MA
    • 14072.9%Structure Fires
    • 2814.6%Outside Fires
    • 147.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 105.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shirley, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shirley, MA
  • 62.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.5%Electricity
  • 16.3%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shirley, MA
  • 43.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 31.8%Electricity
  • 24.8%Utility gas


Shirley compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below 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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