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Shirleysburg is a borough in Huntingdon County, in the Huntingdon metro area.
The community was named after Fort Shirley, built here in 1755. The fort was named for Gen. William Shirley
The latitude of Shirleysburg is 40.297N. The longitude is -77.874W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 137.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shirleysburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Huntingdon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17260 ZIP code.
31% of Shirleysburg residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shirleysburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shirleysburg was $13,586, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Shirleysburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shirleysburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $583.
Huntingdon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shirleysburg political report.
The average commute time for Shirleysburg workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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