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Derry, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Derry Census Designated Place had a population of 22,592 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.8806 and longitude -71.3273 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the Derry Census Designated Place 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Derry, NH Housing Affordability Index is 101
State of New Hampshire Housing Affordability Index is 107
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Derry, NH Wealth Index is 75
State of New Hampshire Wealth Index is 122
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 22,592
Population in Households 22,407
Population in Families 17,576
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density 1,486
Diversity Index1 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,142
Average Household Income $78,639
Per Capita Income $31,707
Wealth Index3 75

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,921 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,233 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 521 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $234,226
Housing Affordability Index2 101
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,154
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 5,855
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.28% 0.31%
Households 0.42% 0.39%
Families 0.28% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.23%
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, 2019 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 # 46 54th
Per Capita Income # 46 54th

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