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Shirley, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Shirley is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Van Buren County at latitude 35.6425 and longitude -92.313. Van Buren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 551 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Shirley, but most people and references simply refer to it as Shirley, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Shirley indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Shirley (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.

Town of Shirley, AR Boundary Map


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Shirley, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 294
Population in Households 289
Population in Familes 223
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 123
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $82,759
Average Home Value $128,000


Median Household Income $39,798
Average Household Income $50,758
Per Capita Income $24,847
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.24% 0.14%
Households 0.53% 0.0%
Families -1.93% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shirley to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 376 31st
Population Density1 # 473 13th
Diversity Index2 # 453 16th
Median Household Income # 170 69th
Per Capita Income # 51 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.