Derby, Colorado Population 2024

9,037

Derby is a city located in Adams County Colorado. Derby has a 2024 population of 9,037. Derby is currently growing at a rate of 0.16% annually but its population has decreased by -1.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,156 in 2020.

The average household income in Derby is $87,868 with a poverty rate of 12.49%. The median age in Derby is 31.9 years: 31.1 years for males, and 32.2 years for females.

Derby Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Derby was:

  • White: 63.5%
  • Two or more races: 19.5%
  • Other race: 13.92%
  • Native American: 2.11%
  • Black or African American: 0.53%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
Land Area (mi²)
1.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,164.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.3% (-119)
The current population of Derby, Colorado is 9,037 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,156.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,72163.5%
Two or more races1,75719.5%
Other race1,25413.92%
Native American1902.11%
Black or African American480.53%
Asian250.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander140.16%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Derby Population by Race

Derby Population Pyramid 2024

Derby Median Age

31.9

Total

31.1

Male

32.2

Female

Derby Adults

There are 6,327 adults, (712 of whom are seniors) in Derby.

Derby Age Dependency

60.4

Age Dependency Ratio

12.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Derby Sex Ratio

Female4,30547.79%
Male4,70452.21%

Derby Population by Age

Derby Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5273.5264.735.3
Married1,4203.9658.441.6
Non Family4491.1975.124.9
Female3954.0774.725.3
Male2634.2466.233.8

3.91

Average Family Size

3.52

Average Household Size

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Derby Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,08920.14%
Associates Degree3666.77%
Bachelors Degree3666.77%
Graduate Degree941.74%
High School Graduate1,39825.86%
Less Than 9th Grade1,27223.53%
Some College82115.19%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Derby Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Derby Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic3,6351,806268
White1,6201,154145
2+ Races1,089642194
Other Race73339623
Native American75270
Black464639
Asian25180
Islander1400

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 84.78%.

Derby Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$58,008$58,193$38,681
Graduate Degree$54,083$0$44,886
High School Graduate$36,875$37,750$31,859
Less Than 9th Grade$44,697$48,713$0
Overall$42,658$48,281$39,077
Some College$44,432$46,667$43,523

$42,658

Average Earnings

$48,281

Average Male

$39,077

Average Female

Derby Earnings by Educational Attainment

Derby Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Derby Language

48.13% of Derby residents speak only English, while 51.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 51.16% of the population.

Derby Language

Derby Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic6,56978611.97%
White2,17532614.99%
Other1,23026121.22%
Multiple1,755472.68%
Black46715.22%

12.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.26%

Male Poverty Rate

14.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Derby

The race most likely to be in poverty in Derby is Other, with 21.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Derby is Multiple, with 2.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.93%.

Derby Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.73%
High School9.73%
Some College6.07%
Bachelors or Greater1.09%

Derby Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed37.93%
Female Unemployed27.27%
Female Employed5.8%
Male Employed3.32%

Derby Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Derby Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$92,718$92,290
Households$77,261$87,868
Married Families$95,855$-999,999,999
Non Families$46,964$51,698

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Derby Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Derby Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Derby Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Derby Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Derby Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

357

Number of Veterans

344

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam71
Second Gulf War59
First Gulf War30
Korea10
World War II8

Derby Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64142
65 to 74141
18 to 3441
75+24
35 to 549

Derby Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3448.72%
Hispanic691.55%
Other Race91.05%
2+ Races40.31%

Derby Veterans by Race

Derby Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Derby Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Derby Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Derby Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Derby Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.39%

Born in Derby

80.23%

Native Born

19.77%

Foreign Born

11.48%

Non Citizen

8.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.23% of Derby residents were born in the United States, with 61.39% having been born in Colorado. 11.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Derby Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20249,037140.16%
20239,023140.16%
20229,009140.16%
20218,995-161-1.76%
20209,1561942.16%
20198,962-122-1.34%
20189,084-281-3%
20179,3654354.87%
20168,9303654.26%
20158,565-73-0.85%
20148,63883910.76%
20137,7993184.25%
20127,481-207-2.69%
20117,68830.04%
20107,68500%

Derby Population by Year