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Derry is a town in Rockingham County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after Londonderry, Ireland.
The latitude of Derry is 42.880N. The longitude is -71.327W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 515 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 34,021.
Once a linen-making center. The textile industry moved south in the 20th century.
The town was settled by Scots Irish immigrants in the early 18th century.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Derry demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rockingham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lawrence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03038 ZIP code.
8% of Derry residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Derry ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Derry was $22,315, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Derry residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Derry, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $649. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,327.
Libraries in Derry include Derry Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Derry include Nutfield News
Rockingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Derry political report.
The average commute time for Derry workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Derry between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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