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Shirley, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Shirley had a population of 853 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Shirley, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 853
Daytime Population: Workers 114
Daytime Population: Residents 483
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 597
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 853
Population in Familes 721
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,462
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $45,448
Average Household Income $60,156
Per Capita Income $22,660


Total Housing Units 374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 256 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $88,158
Average Home Value $109,473


Total Households 336
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 246
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.38% 0.46%
Households 0.33% 0.47%
Families 1.24% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 2017 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 # 367 46th
Population Density # 52 93rd
Diversity Index # 535 22nd
Median Household Income # 427 37th
Per Capita Income # 428 37th

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