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Derby Center, Vermont
Census Data for Derby Center ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gave Derby Center a population of 552 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Derby Center a population of 597 people.
The village of Derby Center is located in Orleans County. The 2010 Census gave Orleans County a population of 27,231 people. This means that Derby Center had 2.19% of the county's total population, making it Orleans' 21st most populous community.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a village like Derby Center, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the village.
Things like the population, area and housing for Derby Center reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Derby Center might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Derby Center has a total area of 1.4 square miles [3.6 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0 square miles [0 km²]).
Orleans County has a land area of 693 square miles [1,795.6 km²]. At 1.39 square miles [3.6 km²], Derby Center has 0.2% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 44° 57' 16" (or 44.95°) [Map]
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (597 people) and land area (1.39 square miles [3.6 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Derby Center had a population density of 425.8 people per square mile [164.4 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Derby Center had a population of 670 people and a land area of 1.47 square miles [3.8 km²]. This gives a population density of 454.9 people per square mile [175.7 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Derby Center. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an apple-to-oranges comparison. More information about the nature of these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Derby Center had 295 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 597 people, this averages 2.02 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Derby Center had a land area of 1.39 square miles [3.6 km²]. This translates to 210.4 Housing Units per square mile [81.2 housing units/km²].
Orleans County ...
The community of Derby Center is located in Orleans County.
The county had a population of 27,231 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 597 people, Derby Center represented 2.19% of the county's total.
In addition, where the village of Derby Center has a population density of 425.8 people per square mile [164.4 people/km²], Orleans County averages 39.28 people per square mile [15.17 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Orleans County.
Population Rings for Derby Center ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Derby Center and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Derby Center. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Derby Center, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Derby Center. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 4.8% smaller than the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Derby Center was 1.4 square miles [3.6 km²]. Of this total, 1.39 square miles [3.6 km²] is land, with the balance (0.64%) being water (0 square miles [0 km²]).
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 1.47 square miles [3.8 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Derby Center, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Derby Center.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 44.954564° (or 44°57'16" N) [Map]
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 44.956617° (or 44°57'23" N) [Map]
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,445 feet to the southeast<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2378303) to Derby Center. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Derby Center. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 44.954890° (or 44°57'17" N) [Map]
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 122.8 feet to the south<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Derby Center. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Derby Center.
Miscellaneous Information for Derby Center ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Orleans County or the village of Derby Center:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Derby Center:
GNIS ID for Derby Center: 2378303
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 50 (Vermont)
County Code: 019 (Orleans County)
Place Code: 17425 (Derby Center)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Derby Center is located in Census Region #1 (the Northeast Region) and Division #1 (the New England Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Derby Center.
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The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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This page was last modified: 07 Mar 2019