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. Derby has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Derby is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Derby is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Derby who work in office and administrative support (15.58%), food service (6.92%), and sales jobs (6.43%).

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 overall education level of Derby is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.69% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Derby in 2010 was $27,249, 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 $108,996 for a family of four. However, Derby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Derby is a somewhat 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 25.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Derby include Irish, Polish, German, and English.

Derby also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.25%.

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

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