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Welcome to Derby ...

The city of Derby is located in New Haven County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Derby has a population of 12,339 people<2> (see below for details).

Derby was established in 1642.

In the past, Derby was named Birmingham

The community of Derby is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Derby lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Derby: (203) & (475)<4>

The ZIP code for Derby: 06418<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Derby had an population of 12,339 people. This is a decrease of 4.36% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Derby had a population of 12,902 people. This makes Derby the county's 28th most populous community.

The population of Derby represents 0.36% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,902 people, the population of Derby increased 4.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,391 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Derby.

Adding Derby to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Derby in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Derby elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Derby on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Derby on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Derby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Derby - they are located in Alabama, Colorado (2), Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nevada, New Brunswick, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Derby.

Communities near Derby ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Derby.

  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Derby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Derby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Derby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<7>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Derby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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      • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Derby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<7>
    • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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      • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Derby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Derby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<7>
    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
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      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Derby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Hamden [New Haven County]
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      • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Derby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
    • Milford [New Haven County]
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      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Derby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Derby. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Derby.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Derby. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Derby.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Derby. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Derby.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Derby ...

Looking for more information about Derby? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Derby, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Derby.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Connecticut

About New Haven County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Derby. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New Haven, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Derby.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Derby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Derby). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Derby or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Derby) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Derby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Derby

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Derby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3278, Longitude: -73.0860    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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