Derry, Pennsylvania

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Comparative Profile of Derry, Pennsylvania

Comparing Derry to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 7 6
Age of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Male Share of the Population 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Racial Diversity 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 7
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
People Above Poverty 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 2
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 2 5

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Derry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 37 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15627
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.333
Longitude -79.3

Derry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DERRY 4 SW
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 75 F
Oct Temp 40 to 57 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Station SALINA 3 W
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
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Derry Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,991 100%
Male 1,419 47.4%
Female 1,572 52.6%
Under 18 720 24.1%
18+ 2,271 75.9%
65+ 562 18.8%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 2.97
White 2,961 99%
African-American 19 0.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 0.5%

Estimated Derry Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,869
Growth -122
Growth % -4.1%

Derry Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.5%
Italian 15.6%
Irish 12%
Polish 8.7%
English 7.9%
Scotch-Irish 4%
US/American 3.2%
Slovak 3.1%
Ukrainian 2.7%
Scottish 2.6%
Russian 1.6%
Greek 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
Welsh 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
African 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
British 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Derry 2,991 $37,585
Blairsville 3,607 $38,585
Latrobe 8,994 $42,168
Ligonier 1,695 $42,656
New Alexandria 595 $41,477
New Florence 784 $28,750
Youngstown 400 $34,167
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Derry High Schools (2004)

Serves 901 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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