Derry, NH Profile: Facts & Data


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Derry, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Derry Census Designated Place had a population of 22,375 as of July 1, 2018. Derry ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Hampshire. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Derry is located at latitude 42.8928 and longitude -71.2768 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the Derry Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 279 feet.

The Derry Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378058) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Derry Census Designated Place is located within Town of Derry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockingham County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Derry: Derry Depot, West Derry.

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Derry, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 22,375
Population in Households 22,189
Population in Familes 17,543
Population in Group Qrtrs 186
Population Density2 1,470
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $62,877
Average Household Income $81,194
Per Capita Income $32,831


Total Housing Units 9,556 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,990 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,050 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 516 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $226,829
Average Home Value $244,890


Total Households 9,040
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 5,796
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.2% 0.28%
Households 0.32% 0.36%
Families 0.19% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Derry, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Derry to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 94th
Population Density # 14 87th
Diversity Index # 13 88th
Median Household Income # 38 62nd
Per Capita Income # 40 60th

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