3.4 out of 10


39.8236130000014 -104.9326945
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"A town located near industrial businesses"

Derby, Colorado is sometimes confused with being a part of Commerce City, although most places in Derby use Commerce City on their mailing label. Derby and Commerce City lay adjacent to one another and there is no real distinction as to where one stops and the other starts. As with Commerce City to the south, Derby is highly populated with Hispanics, which make up almost 65% of the population, followed by White at 32%. This neighborhood has some small single family homes as well as many apartment buildings. I do like how many of the homes have the old fashioned chain link fences, allowing residents to visit with one another. It kind of takes you back to another time.

The median household income for Derby is $39,032, which is significantly lower than the Colorado state average at $55,430. Many of the residents here work in blue collar professions and the largest industry is construction. The median household income is lower here, and so are the home prices. While the median home price in Colorado is $237,800, in Derby it is $149,898. The poverty level in Derby is right around 23%. Almost 40% of Derby residents have not received a high school diploma.

While there are some cute single family homes here which are on nicer streets, there is a rather run down feeling to the area as a whole. There are a lot of industrial type of businesses southwest of the area which pollute the air and there are many warehouses and trucking businesses here as well. In my opinion, the two don't mix well to make a good, safe neighborhood. There are a couple of restaurants and various businesses, but for shopping and dining residents pretty much need to head elsewhere.

Overall I wouldn't recommend Derby for families with children as the schools in the area traditionally score really low on state testing standards. There are also some run down areas with less than appealing yards and homes.
  • lower housing prices
  • industrial area
  • some areas really run down looking
  • high poverty rate and poor schools
HeatherS I guess I do think of Derby as Commerce City basically
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