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Welcome to Derry ...

Derry is located in Rockingham County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Derry has a population of 33,474 people<2> (see below for details).

Derry is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Derry is located in the (603) area code.

The ZIP code for Derry: 03038<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Derry had an population of 33,474 people. This is an increase of 1.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Derry had a population of 33,109 people (which is 11.21% of the total population of Rockingham County). This makes Derry the county's most populous community.

The population of Derry represents 2.51% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,109 people, the population of Derry decreased 2.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 34,021 people).

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

Communities Also Named Derry ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Derry - they are located in Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon and Pennsylvania (4).

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

Communities near Derry ...

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

  • Manchester [Hillsborough County]
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    • Manchester [Hillsborough County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Derry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,546 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<6>
  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Derry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Derry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<6>
  • Lawrence [Essex County]
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    • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Derry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Haverhill [Essex County]
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      • Haverhill [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Derry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
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    • Methuen [Essex County]
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      • Methuen [Essex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Derry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methuen
    • Andover [Essex County]
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      • Andover [Essex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Derry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
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    • Chelmsford [Middlesex County]
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      • Chelmsford [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Derry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chelmsford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelmsford
    • North Andover [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Andover
      • North Andover [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Derry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Andover
    • Dracut [Middlesex County]
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      • Dracut [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Derry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,423 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dracut

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 Derry. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Derry.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Derry. 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 Derry.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Derry. See our Newspapers Page for Derry.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Derry ...

Looking for more information about Derry? 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 Derry, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Derry.

Adding Derry to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Derry was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Derry on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Hampshire (1912).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Hampshire

About Rockingham County

About New Hampshire

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.nh.us/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Rockingham, 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 Derry.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Derry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 community (such as Derry). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Derry or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Derry) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Derry. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DerryOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Derry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8808, Longitude: -71.3263    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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