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Overview

Introduction to Derby, Kansas

Derby, Kansas is located 10 miles S of Wichita, Kansas. It is in Sedgwick County, and is part of the Wichita metro area. The population of Derby is 17,807.

Derby History

Derby is a part of the Wichita metro area, and is located in the Sedgwick County, which was founded on February 26, 1867 and was named after John Sedgwick. The city of Derby was named after the railroad official of Santa Fe.

Derby and nearby Attractions

  • Derby Historical Museum
  • El Dorado State Park
  • Kansas Aviation Museum
  • Mid - America All - Indian Center

Things To Do In Derby

Tourists can visit a number of museums while in Derby. Some of these include the Great Plains Transportation Museum, Museum of World Treasures, and the Omnisphere and Science Center. If art interests you, you can even check out the Wichita Art Museum. The Cheney State Park has the facilities of sailing, camping, and fishing. One can also have a look around the Derby Public Library.

Derby Transportation

Tulsa International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Derby Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education is provided by the Wichita State University, Butler County Community College, Friends University, and Cowley County Community College.

People

Total Population 23,419
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 11,949
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.6%
Median Earnings25+ $42,735
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,450
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,864

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,032
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.5%
Median Gross Rent $875
Median House Value $152,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.1%
US/American 0%
English 15.1%
Irish 15.3%

Derby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles S of Wichita, Kansas
County Sedgwick
Metro Area Wichita
Standard Zip Codes 67037
Phone Area Codes 316
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.545
Longitude -97.268

Derby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WICHITA MID-CONTINENT AP
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station NORWICH
Distance 32.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station NEWKIRK 1 NW
Distance 47.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belle Plaine 1,680 $55,250
Eastborough 728 $158,750
Haysville 11,235 $62,425
Mulvane 6,000 $81,691
Rose Hill 4,009 $80,000

Derby Public Libraries

Library
Derby Public Library
611 N MULBERRY
Derby, Kansas
(316) 788-0760
Library Web Site

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Derby High Schools

DERBY HIGH SCHOOL
920 N ROCK ROAD
316-788-8500
Serves 2,158 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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