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Overview

Introduction to Derry, New Hampshire

Derry, New Hampshire is 10 miles SE of Manchester, New Hampshire and 38 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Rockingham county.

Derry History

Originally settled by Scottish-Irish families in 1719, the town of Derry was named after the city of Derry in Northern Ireland. Derry was officially incorporated as a town in 1827. The first potatoes planted in the U.S. were planted in Derry. It was also a prominent linen and leather-making center until other textile industries were established in the south. It is also home to one of America’s oldest public schools, Pinkerton Academy, which was established in 1814.

Derry and nearby Attractions

  • Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site
  • Leach Library
  • Children's Metamorphosis Museum
  • Derry Historical Society & Museum

Things To Do In Derry

The Robert Frost Homestead is the former home of poet Robert Frost and is a National Historic Landmark. The Derry Historical Society and Museum showcases a rare collection of memorabilia and artifacts, which provide knowledge about the city’s social and cultural history. Outdoor recreational attractions include the Ballard State Forest and the Rockingham Recreational Trail, which offer opportunities for a number of recreational activities.

Derry Transportation

Airport transportation is available from Manchester Airport.

Derry Higher Education

New Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Merrimack College and Northern Essex Community College provide higher education in the area.

People

Total Population 33,202
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 10.7%
Employed Population 16+ 18,338
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27%
Median Earnings25+ $41,080
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,071

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,447
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,135
Median House Value $219,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 13.1%
Irish 26.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Derry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SE of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 03038
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.88
Longitude -71.327

Derry 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 MASSABESIC LAKE
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 32 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 61 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches
Station HAVERHILL
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chester 4,825 $115,199
Hampstead 8,552 $104,617
Litchfield 8,366 $105,981
Londonderry 24,563 $107,657
Sandown 6,176 $97,388
Windham 14,104 $126,543

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Derry Public Libraries

Library
Derry Public Library
64 EAST BROADWAY
Derry, New Hampshire
(603) 432-6140
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Derry Hospitals

PARKLAND MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1 PARKLAND DRIVE
(603) 421-2100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Derry High Schools

PINKERTON ACADEMY
5 PINKERTON ST
603-437-5237
Serves 3,378 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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