Shirley is a tiny town located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 283 people and just one neighborhood, Shirley is the 267th largest community in Arkansas.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Shirley, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 46.49% of Shirley’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Shirley is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shirley who work in food service (16.67%), office and administrative support (9.65%) and teaching (8.77%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Shirley’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Shirley has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Shirley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Shirley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Shirley may be for you.
Shirley is a very car-oriented town. 97.20% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Shirley is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Shirley has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Being a small town, Shirley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.