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. Derry has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs, 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 borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Derry who work in sales jobs (11.48%), office and administrative support (9.99%), and healthcare suport services (8.92%).

Overall, Derry’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Being a small borough, Derry does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Derry citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.65% of adults 25 and older in Derry have a college degree.

The per capita income in Derry in 2010 was $20,631, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,524 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 Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

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