Shirley, MA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 698 housing units in Shirley. This represents a 3.1% growth from 677 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 635 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 63 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Shirley is about 46.6%. Shirley's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 5.6%. Average household size is 2.22 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Shirley were built after 1947.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.60%
One Bedroom32.10%
Two Bedrooms34.20%
Three Bedrooms26.10%
Four Bedrooms3.70%
Five Bedrooms or more2.30%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.88
Median year structure was built1952
Median Value of occupied units$146,100

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.64
Median year structure was built1939
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$525

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage7.10%
Home Equity Loan8%
Simple Mortgage42.50%
Debt Free42.50%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22.2%