Derry, NH
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Living in Derry


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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Derry, the average commute to work is 32.16 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Derry is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Derry, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The percentage of people in Derry who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.79% of adults in Derry 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.