Derby, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 114 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.0%
 
Males: 42  (37.6%)
Females: 72  (62.4%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 50068

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,462 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Derby:

$52,462
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,465 (it was $10,605 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $33,372 (it was $28,800 in 2000)
Derby:

$33,372
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $44,617; Detached houses: $45,349; Mobile homes: $26,701
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  • White alone - 114 (99.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Derby: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.7%), Irish (29.7%), Dutch (10.8%), Scotch-Irish (9.9%), English (4.5%), United States (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/4/1901

Elevation: 1070 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 433 people per square mile   (low).

Derby, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Derby:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Derby city:

  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 70.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 8.9%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Derby, Iowa as of May 22, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Derby to the number of sex offenders is 113 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $633 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $210 (0.8%)

Derby satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (46.4 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (135.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (306.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Humeston, IA (2.3 miles ), Lucas, IA (2.6 miles ), Le Roy, IA (2.8 miles) , Woodburn, IA (3.0 miles ), Millerton, IA (3.1 miles) , Chariton, IA (3.1 miles ), Garden Grove, IA (3.3 miles ), Corydon, IA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.93 N, Longitude: 93.46 W

Area code: 641

Derby household income distribution Derby home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-3.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Construction (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (28%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (24%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (18%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)

Average climate in Derby, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Derby-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Derby city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 tornado 22.7 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Derby-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 342.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 329.7 miles away from Derby center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 334.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 360.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 365.1 miles away from Derby center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 343.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lucas County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Derby topographic map

Birthplace of: Lester J. Dickinson - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Derby:

  • LUCAS COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • RURAL HEALTH CARE ADVANTAGE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • LUCAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • LUCAS COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CHARITON, IA)
  • WAYNE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; CORYDON, IA)
  • WAYNE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; CORYDON, IA)
  • CORYDON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CORYDON, IA)

Amtrak station near Derby:

  • 18 miles: OSCEOLA (MAIN & E. CLAY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Derby:

  • Drake University (about 48 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 55 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 57 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Truman State University (about 69 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Iowa State University (about 77 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 85 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 108 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)

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Notable location: Derby Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lucas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 36.7%
(40.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Derby compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Derby travel time to work - commute Derby mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69%)
  • Electricity (29%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Derby city (based on Lucas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.21%
Here: 44.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents25.4%15.6%13.4%9.6%9.5%
Congregations20.8%4.2%4.2%4.2%4.2%
NameChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Old Order AmishCommunity Church of ChristOther
Adherents7.5%4.2%3.3%2.9%8.6%
Congregations4.2%8.3%8.3%4.2%37.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Lucas County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Lucas County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lucas County:

28.5%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$200
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$22
Totals for Government 0$0 7$222

Derby government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($87.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($43.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($43.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($35.09)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($17.54)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($17.54)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($8.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($8.77)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $2,000 ($17.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($8.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($61.40)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($26.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($17.54)

Derby government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($70.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($17.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($35.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($8.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($87.72)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,000 ($96.49)
    Property: $6,000 ($52.63)

Derby government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000 ($184.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($175.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000 ($8.77)

Derby government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,000 ($131.58)

5.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,910 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  0.77% ($31,320 average AGI)
from Warren County, IA  0.68% ($43,500)
from Wayne County, IA  0.43% ($26,214)


6.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  1.28% ($29,190 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.70% ($28,826)
to Marion County, IA  0.55% ($31,444)

Strongest AM radio stations in Derby:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Derby:

  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Derby:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Water Tower 16 1.25 Mi W 1 Mi S (Lat: 40.897222 Lon: -93.499944), Call Sign: WCJ213, Licensee ID: L00101556
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 01/30/2022
    Registrant: Rathbun Regional Water Assn Inc, Rr 3, Centerville, IA 52544, Phone: (515) 647-7416

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0JNA
    Grant Date: 09/03/1991, Expiration Date: 09/03/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/04/2003
    Registrant: Thomas W Woodin Iii, Rr 1, Derby, IA 50068

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6529W , Serial Number: 28-20608, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 01/04/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Robert Erickson, Route 1, Derby, IA 50068, Other Owners: Farm Erickson

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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