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.

In Derry, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.16 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 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.