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Derby, Kansas
—  City  —
Location of Derby, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°33′9″N 97°15′41″W / 37.5525°N 97.26139°W / 37.5525; -97.26139
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
 - Total 7.5 sq mi (19.3 km2)
 - Land 7.4 sq mi (19.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,293 ft (394 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 17,807
 - Density 2,391.6/sq mi (923.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67037
Area code(s) 316
FIPS code 20-17800[1]
GNIS feature ID 0474332[2]

Derby is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. Formerly known as El Paso, it is a suburb of Wichita. The population was 17,807 at the 2000 census. Derby was recently named one of the "10 Best Towns for Families" by Family Circle magazine[3].



Derby is located at 37°33′9″N 97°15′41″W / 37.5525°N 97.26139°W / 37.5525; -97.26139 (37.552407, -97.261492)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19.3 km²), of which, 7.4 square miles (19.3 km²) of it is land and 0.13% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 17,807 people, 6,196 households, and 4,969 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,391.6 people per square mile (922.9/km²). There were 6,407 housing units at an average density of 860.5/sq mi (332.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.02% White, 1.33% African American, 0.78% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.99% of the population.

There were 6,196 households of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $58,508, and the median income for a family was $66,476. Males had a median income of $47,716 versus $27,478 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,779. About 1.4% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Tourist attractions

An aquatic park, Rock River Rapids, is located in Derby.[5] A skate/bike park, The Derby Skate Park, located at 424 E. Market, is one of the most recent additions to the city’s park system. The park is located at the site of the old municipal pool. There is also a Derby Historical Museum that is open from April through October on the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Museum is located in the original high school.


The Derby Unified School District (USD 260) has 9 elementary schools:

  • Cooper
  • Derby Hills
  • El Paso
  • Oaklawn
  • Park Hill
  • Pleasantview
  • Swaney
  • Tanglewood
  • Wineteer

The school district also operates a sixth grade center, a middle school, an alternative high school, and Derby Senior High School.

St. Mary's is a Pre-K through 8th grade Catholic school.

Notable residents

This is a list of notable people who are currently, or have been residents of the City of Derby, Kansas.


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