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Overview

Introduction to Derby, Connecticut

Derby, Connecticut is 7 miles N of Milford, Connecticut and 61 miles NE of New York, New York. It is in New Haven county. The city is part of the Bridgeport metro area.

Derby History

The earliest European settlers arrived in this area in 1642. They built an Indian trading post here called Paugasset and renamed the area Derby in 1675, after Derby, England. The city manufactured corsets and hoop skirts during the 19th century. It was home to Charlton Comics, a comic book publisher, from 1944 to 1986.

Derby and nearby Attractions

  • Osbornedale State Park
  • Osborne Homestead Museum
  • Indian Well State Park
  • West Rock Ridge State Park
  • Sterling Opera House
  • Birmingham Green Historic District

Things To Do In Derby

Derby has several historic sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Birmingham Historic District and Howe House are just a couple of those places. The Derby Public Library is another place worth visiting. It was built with Ansonia marble in 1902.

Derby Transportation

Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial is the nearest major airport.

Derby Higher Education

Southern Connecticut State University, the University of New Haven, Gateway Community College and Yale University are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,755
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+6,499
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married41.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.7%
Median Earnings25+$36,780
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,628
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,516

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,087
% Above Poverty Level87.3%
% Below Poverty Level12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone35%
Median Gross Rent$1,069
Median House Value$199,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.2%
Italian28.8%
Irish14.1%
Polish9.7%
German4.8%
English4.2%
French Except Basque3%
Russian2.5%
Hungarian2.2%
Portuguese2.1%
Ukrainian1.9%
Latvian1.6%
Canadian1.6%
Swedish1.5%
Slovak1.1%
Turkish1.1%
Lithuanian0.8%
Czech0.8%
Greek0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Brazilian0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
African0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Arab0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Derby Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6418
Phone Area Codes203,475
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.32
Approximate Longitude-73.08

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)

StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ansonia18,950$65,134
Milford53,430$103,455
Naugatuck31,625$78,137
New Haven130,405$45,500
Shelton40,979$102,108
West Haven54,972$67,038

Derby Public Libraries

Derby Neck Library
307 HAWTHORNE AVENUE
Derby, Connecticut
(203) 734-1492
Derby Public Library
313 ELIZABETH ST.
Derby, Connecticut
(203) 736-1482

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Derby Hospitals

Griffin Hospital
(Non-profit)
130 Division St
(203) 732-7500

Derby Public Schools

Bradley School
155 David Humphreys Road
ZIP: 6418
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
Derby High School
8 Nutmeg Avenue
ZIP: 6418
High
Total Enrollment 372
Derby Middle School
10 Nutmeg Avenue
ZIP: 6418
Middle
Total Enrollment 339
Irving School
9 Garden Place
ZIP: 6418
Primary
Total Enrollment 370

Derby Private Schools

St Mary & St Michael School
14 Seymour Ave
ZIP: 6418
Elementary
Total Enrollment 93
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