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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.
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.
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.
11% of Shirley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Shirley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $911. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,334.
Libraries in Shirley include Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library ... View libraries
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shirley political report.
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.
Shirley, NYPros: Space
Cons: Distance from NYC
Some of the local townies (people who have lived there their entire lives are not a positive)
Too many junk food franchises
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