Derry, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Derry, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Derry had a population of 2,585 as of July 1, 2016. Derry ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Derry is located at latitude 40.3334 and longitude -79.3011 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Derry (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

The Borough of Derry (GNIS ID: 1215696) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.


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Derry, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,585
Population in Households 2,585
Population in Familes 2,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,349
Diversity Index2 6
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,097
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 688
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 724 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 373 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $92,007
Average Home Value $110,566
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,665
Average Household Income $49,293
Per Capita Income $20,919
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.62% -0.42%
Households -0.53% -0.35%
Families -0.68% -0.44%
Median Household Income   -1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Derry, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Derry to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 524 70th
Population Density1 # 347 80th
Diversity Index2 # 1340 24th
Median Household Income # 1386 21st
Per Capita Income # 1461 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.