Derby is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,688 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Derby is the 230th largest community in New York.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Derby is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Derby is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Derby who work in sales jobs (12.90%), office and administrative support (12.65%), and business and financial occupations (7.74%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Derby has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Derby has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Derby than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Derby may be for you.
Being a small town, Derby does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Derby overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Derby, 24.74% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Derby in 2010 was $28,758, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,032 for a family of four. However, Derby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Derby include Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Derby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.