Derby, VT
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Derby is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 4,464 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Derby is the 28th largest community in Vermont.

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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Derby who work in office and administrative support (14.57%), sales jobs (11.86%), and management occupations (11.54%).

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.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.51 minutes getting to work every day.

Derby is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Derby are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.33% of adults in Derby having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Derby in 2010 was $26,804, which is lower middle income relative to Vermont, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,216 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 French Canadian, French , Irish, and German.

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