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Shirley is a town in Hancock County, in the Indianapolis metro area. (The community straddles Hancock and Henry counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for Joseph A. Shirley, railroad superintendent
The latitude of Shirley is 39.891N. The longitude is -85.576W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,027 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 806.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shirley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Indianapolis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46186 ZIP code.
27% of Shirley residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $16,603, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Shirley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shirley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $685.
Hancock County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shirley political report.
The average commute time for Shirley workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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