Shirley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,372 people and just one neighborhood, Shirley is the 213th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Shirley are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Shirley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Shirley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shirley is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shirley who work in management occupations (15.26%), teaching (8.92%) and office and administrative support (8.63%).
Also of interest is that Shirley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Shirley’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
One downside of living in Shirley, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.93 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Shirley, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Shirley is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.