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Derby, Iowa
Location of Derby, Iowa
Location of Derby, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Lucas
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,079 ft (329 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 90
 • Density 352.94/sq mi (136.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50068
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-20125
GNIS feature ID 0455887

Derby is a city in Lucas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 90 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Derby was platted in 1872.

Geography

Derby is located at 40°55′51″N 93°27′25″W / 40.93083°N 93.45694°W / 40.93083; -93.45694 (40.930972, -93.456913).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 174 —    
1910 326 +87.4%
1920 334 +2.5%
1930 280 −16.2%
1940 269 −3.9%
1950 194 −27.9%
1960 151 −22.2%
1970 161 +6.6%
1980 171 +6.2%
1990 135 −21.1%
2000 131 −3.0%
2010 115 −12.2%
2020 90 −21.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
DerbyIowaPopPlot
The population of Derby, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 115 people, 47 households, and 31 families living in the city. The population density was 442.3 inhabitants per square mile (170.8/km2). There were 55 housing units at an average density of 211.5 per square mile (81.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White and 0.9% from two or more races.

There were 47 households, of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.0% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 31.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

Education

Mormon Trail Community School District operates schools serving the community.

Notable person

Lester J. Dickinson, U.S. Representative from Iowa's 10th district and U.S. Senator from Iowa was born in Derby.

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