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Shirley, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Shirley had a population of 847 as of July 1, 2016. Shirley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shirley is located at latitude 39.891 and longitude -85.5801 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Shirley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Shirley are located in Hancock County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Henry County.

The Town of Shirley (GNIS ID: 2397659) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Shirley is located within Township of Brown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shirley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Shirley, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 847
Population in Households 847
Population in Familes 719
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,444
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 333
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 245
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $83,726
Average Home Value $103,755


Median Household Income $44,968
Average Household Income $57,178
Per Capita Income $21,631
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.44%
Households 0.24% 0.42%
Families 1.37% 0.32%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Shirley, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shirley to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 369 46th
Population Density1 # 56 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 533 22nd
Median Household Income # 411 40th
Per Capita Income # 439 36th

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