Derby, CT
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Derby is a somewhat small city located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 12,700 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Derby is the 84th largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some cities, Derby isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Derby are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Derby is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Derby who work in office and administrative support (13.55%), healthcare (7.16%), and maintenance occupations (6.97%).

Also of interest is that Derby has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The percentage of people in Derby who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.55% of adults in Derby have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Derby in 2010 was $26,119, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,476 for a family of four. However, Derby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Derby is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Derby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Derby residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Derby also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Derby include Irish, Polish, English, and German.

Derby also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.69%.

The most common language spoken in Derby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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