Ferndale, WA 98248 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98248: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ferndale, WA 98248

Not Acceptable, USPS
Pleasant Valley, WA 98248

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 829
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,494
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 179
  • County: Whatcom County
  • Centroid: Latitude 48.858, Longitude -122.606
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ferndale, WA 98248 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,083
Population in Households 22,979
Population in Familes 19,517
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density1 333
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 8,427
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 6,163
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,079 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,348 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 651 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $303,051
Average Home Value $361,433


Median Household Income $58,079
Average Household Income $73,902
Per Capita Income $27,133
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 1.14%
Households 1.09% 1.09%
Families 1.02% 1.05%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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 98248 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98248 to the other 585 ZIP Codes 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 # 138 77th
Population Density1 # 223 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 213 64th
Median Household Income # 200 66th
Per Capita Income # 286 51st

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