29.7 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Shirley, New York


29.7 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Shirley, New York in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This number was 14.3 percent lower than the state average of 44 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 27,186.

85 percent of the population had at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The table below shows how many Shirley, New York residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017 held each of the listed degrees.

Degree distribution in Shirley, New York for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
2,677
15
Regular high school diploma
6,053
33.8
GED or alternative credential
1,054
5.9
Some college less than 1 year
1,014
5.7
Some college 1 or more years no degree
1,772
9.9
Associate's degree
2,070
11.6
Bachelor's degree
1,839
10.3
Master's degree
1,163
6.5
Professional school degree
211
1.2
Doctorate degree
37
0.2
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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