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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.


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Median household income
Local
$54,634
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Derry demographic reports
Derry is on Beaver Brook
Former and merged names include:
· Nutfield
The first potato grown in the United States was planted here in 1719.

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.

Home of Pinkerton Academy
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 70. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Robert Frost, poet
· Alan B. Shephard Jr., astronaut
· Tricia Dunn-Luoma, 2006 Olympics bronze medal winner (ice hockey)
Nearby parks & recreation: Ballard State Forest, Rockingham Recreational Trail
Historic sites and museums: Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
I have lived, somewhat brokenly to be sure, in Salem, Derry, Plymouth, and Franconia, New Hampshire, from my tenth to my forty-fifth year.
-- Robert Frost

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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.

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26% of Derry residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Derry, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $649.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,327.


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Libraries in Derry include Derry Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Derry include Nutfield News

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Rockingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Derry political report.

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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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“ I have lived, somewhat brokenly to be sure, in Salem, Derry, Plymouth, and Franconia, New Hampshire, from my tenth to my forty-fifth year. ”
Robert Frost

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