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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,255
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens11.4%
Employed Population 16+18,547
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.8%
Median Earnings25+$41,734
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,104

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,302
% Above Poverty Level92.7%
% Below Poverty Level7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,156
Median House Value$221,400

Ancestry

Irish26.5%
French Except Basque16.6%
Italian16.5%
English13.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.9%
German9.1%
Canadian7.5%
Polish4.3%
Scottish3.3%
Portuguese3.2%
Dutch1.5%
Swedish1.5%
Greek1.3%
Lithuanian0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Arab0.7%
Lebanese0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Czech0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Serbian0.2%
African0.2%
US/American0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
South African0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Derry Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockingham County
Standard Zip Codes3038
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.89
Approximate Longitude-71.28

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)

StationMASSABESIC LAKE
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp5 to 32 F
Apr Temp29 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp32 to 61 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches
StationHAVERHILL
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
StationEPPING
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chester4,866$123,266
Hampstead8,553$107,694
Litchfield8,382$105,505
Londonderry24,844$109,370
Sandown6,231$103,720
Windham14,238$128,229

Derry Public Libraries

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

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Derry Hospitals

Parkland Medical Center
(Proprietary)
One Parkland Drive
(603) 421-2100
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Derry Public Schools

Pinkerton Academy
5 Pinkerton St
(603) 437-5200
High
Total Enrollment 3113
East Derry Memorial Elementary School
18 Dubeau Dr
(603) 432-1260
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Ernest P. Barka Elementary School
21 Eastgate Rd
(603) 434-2430
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Derry Early Education Program
5 Hood Rd
(603) 437-5942
Primary
Total Enrollment 75
Derry Village School
28 South Main St
(603) 432-1233
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Grinnell School
6 Grinnell Rd
(603) 432-1238
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Gilbert H. Hood Middle School
5 Hood Rd
(603) 432-1224
Middle
Total Enrollment 753
South Range Elementary School
1 Drury Ln
(603) 432-1219
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
West Running Brook Middle School
1 West Running Brook Ln
(603) 432-1250
Middle
Total Enrollment 559
Next Charter School
5 Hood Rd

Derry Private Schools

Wonder Years Learning Center-derry
39 Birch St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
The Circle Of Friends School
49 S Main St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Clubhouse Child Care
13 Peabody Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Sonshine Preschool & Daycare
53 N Main St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Thomas Aquinas School
3 Moody St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 203
Over The Rainbow Preschool
223 Rockingham Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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