Ferndale, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Ferndale, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Ferndale had a population of 12,726 as of July 1, 2016. Ferndale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ferndale is located at latitude 48.8526 and longitude -122.5886 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ferndale (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Whatcom County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Ferndale (GNIS ID: 2410498) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ferndale is located within Ferndale Division of Whatcom County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ferndale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ferndale: Jam.


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Ferndale, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 12,726
Population in Households 12,694
Population in Familes 10,731
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 1,812
Diversity Index2 48
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,675
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 3,368
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,105 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,570 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 275 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $287,055
Average Home Value $341,347
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,703
Average Household Income $71,796
Per Capita Income $26,613
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.72% 1.22%
Households 1.63% 1.19%
Families 1.69% 1.15%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ferndale, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ferndale to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 97 85th
Population Density1 # 158 75th
Diversity Index2 # 203 68th
Median Household Income # 259 59th
Per Capita Income # 328 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.