Zip Code, Weather Forecast, Radio Stations, Population, Crime Rate, Area Codes
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Population (year 2000): 25,395
Males: 12,653 (49.8%), Females: 12,742 (50.2%)
Median resident age: 31.9 years
Median household income: $57,294 (year 2000)
Median house value: $122,000 (year 2000)
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Races in Shirley:
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
- White Non-Hispanic (82.7%)
- Hispanic (10.8%)
- Black (3.3%)
- Other race (2.8%)
- Two or more races (2.6%)
- American Indian (0.8%)
Ancestries: Italian (38.6%), Irish (25.4%), German (19.0%), Polish (6.9%), English (4.2%), United States (3.1%).
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Land area: 11.1 square miles
For population 25 years and over in Shirley
- High school or higher: 81.7%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
- Unemployed: 5.8%
- Mean travel time to work: 31.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Shirley CDP
- Never married: 30.1%
- Now married: 54.4%
- Separated: 2.9%
- Widowed: 5.5%
- Divorced: 7.1%
8.0% Foreign born (3.7% Europe, 2.3% Latin America, 1.7% Asia).
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY (3.5 miles Brookhaven, pop. 448,248).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (72.2 miles pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: NY (1.9 miles Mastic, Beach, NY (3.0 miles Mastic NY (3.4 miles Moriches, NY (3.5 miles Brookhaven, NY (4.8 miles Yaphank, Moriches, NY (5.1 miles Center NY (5.6 miles Bellport,
Latitude: 40.80 N, Longitude: 72.87 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 631
Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.9%), Retail trade (16.3%), Construction (10.6%).
Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,213 (-28.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,580 (13.6%)
Average climate in Shirley, New York
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Shirley-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/10/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.3 miles away from the Shirley city center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 7/10/1989, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the city center injured one person.
Hospitals/medical centers near Shirley:
- BROOKHAVEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; PATCHOGUE, NY)
- JOHN T MATHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; PORT JEFFERSON, NY)
- ST CHARLES HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; PORT JEFFERSON, NY)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Shirley:
- LONG ISLAND MAC ARTHUR (about 16 miles; ISLIP, NY; ID: ISP)
- IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL (about 30 miles; BRIDGEPORT, CT; ID: BDR)
- TWEED-NEW HAVEN (about 32 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; ID: HVN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Shirley:
- BROOKHAVEN (about 2 miles; SHIRLEY, NY; ID: HWV)
- LUFKER (about 9 miles; EAST MORICHES, NY; ID: O00)
- SPADARO (about 10 miles; EAST MORICHES, NY; ID: 1N2)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shirley:
- SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE-SUFFOLK CAMPUS (about 10 miles; PATCHOGUE, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,617)
- SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-AMMERMAN CAMPUS (about 13 miles; SELDEN, NY; FT enrollment: 6,992)
- SUNY AT STONY BROOK (about 19 miles; STONY BROOK, NY; FT enrollment: 16,829)
- DOWLING COLLEGE (about 19 miles; OAKDALE, NY; FT enrollment: 3,747)
- SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-WESTERN CAMPUS (about 26 miles; BRENTWOOD, NY; FT enrollment: 3,485)
- UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN (about 34 miles; WEST HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 3,081)
- GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 2,100)
Public primary/middle schools in Shirley:
- JOHN S. HOBART ES (Students: 921; Location: 230 VAN BUREN ST; Grades: KG - 05)
- NATHANIEL WOODHULL ES (Students: 853; Location: 6 FRANCIS LANDAU PL; Grades: KG - 05)
- WILLIAM FLOYD ES (Students: 852; Location: 111 LEXINGTON RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Library in Shirley:
- MASTICS-MORICHES-SHIRLEY COMMUNITY LIB (Operating income: $5,209,324; Location: 407 WILLIAM FLOYD PARKWAY; 226,543 books; 14,446 audio materials; 20,138 video materials; 578 serial subscriptions)
Notable location: Indian Landing (A).
Church in Shirley: Grace Lutheran Church (A).
Cemetery: Saint George Cemetery (1).
Lakes: Woods Hole Pond (A), Little Fish Creek Pond (B), Big Fish Creek Pond (C).
Creeks: Big Fish Creek (A), Little Fish Creek (B).
Park in Shirley: Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (1).
Shirley compared to New York state average:
- Median household income above state average.
- Median house value above state average.
- Black race population percentage below state average.
- Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
- Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
- Renting percentage below state average.
- Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Shirley:
- WLIM (1580 AM; 10 kW; PATCHOGUE, NY; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
- WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
- WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
- WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
- WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
- WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
- WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
- WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
- WLIE (540 AM; 3 kW; ISLIP, NY; Owner: LONG ISLAND MULTIMEDIA, LLC.)
- WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
- WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
- WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Shirley:
- WLIU (88.3 FM; SOUTHAMPTON, NY; Owner: LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY PUBLIC RADIO NETWORK)
- WALK-FM (97.5 FM; PATCHOGUE, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
- WXXP (105.3 FM; CALVERTON-ROANOKE, NY; Owner: JARAD BROADCASTING CO. OF CALVERTON, INC)
- WRCN-FM (103.9 FM; RIVERHEAD, NY; Owner: IW LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY)
- WBLI (106.1 FM; PATCHOGUE, NY; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
- WDRE (98.5 FM; WESTHAMPTON, NY; Owner: JARAD BROADCATING COMPANY OF WESTHAMPTON, INC.)
- WUSB (90.1 FM; STONY BROOK, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
- WLVG (96.1 FM; CENTER MORICHES, NY; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
- W289AD (105.7 FM; SELDEN, NY; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
- WFRS (88.9 FM; SMITHTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
- WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
- WBZO (103.1 FM; BAY SHORE, NY; Owner: MID-ISLAND BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
- WMJC (94.3 FM; SMITHTOWN, NY; Owner: IW LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY)
- WBON (107.1 FM; HAMPTON BAYS, NY; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
- WSHR (91.9 FM; LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY; Owner: SACHEM CENTRAL SCH DIST HOLBROOK)
- W219BA (91.7 FM; RIDGE, NY; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Shirley:
- WLNY (Channel 55; RIVERHEAD, NY; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
- WFTY (Channel 67; SMITHTOWN, NY; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
- W26CE (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
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