Derry, PA
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Derry is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,594 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Derry is the 500th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Derry was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Derry is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Derry is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Derry who work in office and administrative support (12.55%), sales jobs (11.27%), and maintenance occupations (7.75%).

Because of many things, Derry is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Derry a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Derry has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Derry’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

As is often the case in a small borough, Derry doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Derry who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.50% of the adults in Derry have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Derry in 2010 was $21,467, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,868 for a family of four.

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 Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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