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Derry is a township in Dauphin County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Derry. For links to other places called Derry, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Derry is 40.266N. The longitude is -76.633W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 400 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 21,273.
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30% of Derry residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $31,365, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Derry residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Derry, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $614. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,376.
Dauphin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Derry political report.
The average commute time for Derry workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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