Derry, NH
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Derry is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 33,246 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Derry is the fourth largest community in New Hampshire.

Unlike some towns, Derry isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Derry are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Derry is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Derry who work in office and administrative support (15.02%), sales jobs (11.90%), and management occupations (8.45%).

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

One downside of living in Derry, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.16 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Derry use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Derry‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The overall education level of Derry is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.79% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Derry in 2010 was $31,967, which is lower middle income relative to New Hampshire, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,868 for a family of four. However, Derry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Derry home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Derry residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Derry include French , Italian, English, and German.

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