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Welcome to Shirley ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Shirley has a population of 7,608 people<2> (see below for details).
Shirley was settled in 1720 and was incorporated in 1775.
Shirley is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Shirley lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Shirley: (978) & (351)<4>
The ZIP code for Shirley: 01464<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shirley had an population of 7,608 people. This is an increase of 5.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.38% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Shirley had a population of 7,211 people. This makes Shirley the county's 47th most populous community.
The population of Shirley represents 0.11% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 214th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 7,211 people, the population of Shirley increased 13.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,373 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Shirley.
Communities Also Named Shirley ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Massachusetts communities named Shirley: This one is located in Middlesex County and the other is located in Suffolk County.
Beyond Massachusetts, there are 38 communities that are also named Shirley - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Colorado (3), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), Ontario (3), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shirley.
Communities near Shirley ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shirley.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shirley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shirley.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shirley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shirley.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shirley. See our Newspapers Page for Shirley.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shirley ...
Looking for more information about Shirley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Shirley, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Shirley.
Adding Shirley to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Shirley in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shirley was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Shirley on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shirley on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022