Shirley, Indiana

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Shirley, Indiana

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High Points

Shirley strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Shirley Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% Shirley Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Shirley Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Shirley, Indiana

Comparing Shirley to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 7 8
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 7 9
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Shirley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles S of Anderson, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles E of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Henry
Standard Zip Codes 47384
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.891
Longitude -85.576

Shirley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
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Shirley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 806 100%
Male 390 48.4%
Female 416 51.6%
Under 18 204 25.3%
18+ 602 74.7%
65+ 129 16%
Median Age 35.7
Average Family Size 3.04
White 796 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Shirley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 837
Growth 31
Growth % 3.8%

Shirley Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30.8%
US/American 20.8%
English 10.3%
Irish 8.7%
Norwegian 5.9%
European 5.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.4%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Dutch 2.7%
Scottish 1.6%
Italian 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
British 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Shirley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Grant City (47384)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shirley 806 $39,583
Cadiz 161 $44,000
Greensboro 174 $37,083
Kennard 455 $40,227
Knightstown 2,148 $42,222
Markleville 383 $50,313
Wilkinson 356 $52,143
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