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.
|Population in Households||12,694|
|Population in Familes||10,731|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||32|
|Average Household Size||2.72|
|Average Family Size||3|
|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|
|Median Household Income||$57,703|
|Average Household Income||$71,796|
|Per Capita Income||$26,613|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.88%|
|Per Capita Income||1.57%|
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.
|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.