Derby, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Derby, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Derby Census Designated Place had a population of 8,364 as of July 1, 2018. Derby ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Derby is located at latitude 39.8408 and longitude -104.9163 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Derby Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,128 feet.

The Derby Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408661) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Derby Census Designated Place is located within Commerce City Division of Adams County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Derby population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Derby, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,364
Population in Households 8,162
Population in Familes 7,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 202
Population Density2 4,766
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $42,232
Average Household Income $55,074
Per Capita Income $16,370


Total Housing Units 2,485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,517 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 900 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $149,286
Average Home Value $165,547


Total Households 2,417
Average Household Size 3.38
Family Households 1,802
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.03% 0.55%
Households 0.8% 0.43%
Families 0.74% 0.32%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Derby, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Derby to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 79 83rd
Population Density # 14 97th
Diversity Index # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 349 24th
Per Capita Income # 451 2nd

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