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Derby Center, Vermont - Basic Facts

The Village of Derby Center had a population of 666 as of July 1, 2021. Derby Center ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Derby Center is located at latitude 44.9478 and longitude -72.1329 in Orleans County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Derby Center encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Orleans County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The Village of Derby Center has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Derby Center is located within Town of Derby, a minor civil division (MCD) of Orleans County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Derby Center: Derby, Derby Center Village.

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Derby Center, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 666 (100%)
Population in Households 663 (99.5%)
Population in Families 520 (78.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 478
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $55,517
Average Household Income $72,253
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $31,395
Wealth Index5 71


Total HU (Housing Units) 340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 250 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $204,839
Average Home Value $247,500
Housing Affordability Index3 172


Total Households 308
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.98% 0.68%
Households 1.14% 0.77%
Families 2.53% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
Owner Occupied HU   0.94%

Derby Center, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Derby Center to the other 121 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 46th
Population Density # 67 45th
Median Household Income # 56 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 81 67th
Per Capita Income # 53 57th
Diversity Index # 115 6th

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