Derby, KS

Derby profile

Living in Derby

Derby is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 24,943 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Derby is the 18th largest community in Kansas.

Derby real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Derby house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Derby is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Derby is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Derby who work in office and administrative support (13.65%), teaching (9.64%), and management occupations (8.07%).

Also of interest is that Derby has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Derby is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Derby really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Derby perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Being a small city, Derby does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Derby are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.42% of adults in Derby have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Derby in 2018 was $33,984, which is wealthy relative to Kansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,936 for a family of four. However, Derby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Derby is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Derby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Derby residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Derby include German, Irish, English, French, and European.

The most common language spoken in Derby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.