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Shirley is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after Walter Shirley, developer.

The latitude of Shirley is 40.801N. The longitude is -72.868W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 25,395.


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Median household income
Local
$57,294
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shirley demographic reports
Shirley is on the south shore.
Local festivals include:
  • Balloon & Music Festival - Aug. 10-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Shirley web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Shirley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Suffolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11980 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Shirley residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shirley ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shirley was $18,870, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Shirley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Shirley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $911.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,334.


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Libraries in Shirley include Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library ... View libraries

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Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shirley political report.

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The average commute time for Shirley workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Shirley between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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