Derry, NH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Derry, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Derry Census Designated Place had a population of 22,330 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Derry population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Derry, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,330
Daytime Population: Workers 8,133
Daytime Population: Residents 9,642
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,775
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 22,144
Population in Familes 17,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 186
Population Density2 1,467
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $62,539
Average Household Income $79,481
Per Capita Income $32,085


Total Housing Units 9,513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,017 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,987 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 509 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $220,944
Average Home Value $239,573


Total Households 9,004
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 5,785
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.33%
Households 0.31% 0.38%
Families 0.19% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 2017 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 # 12 89th
Median Household Income # 32 68th
Per Capita Income # 40 60th

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