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Ferndale, California - Basic Facts

The City of Ferndale had a population of 1,378 as of July 1, 2017. Ferndale ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ferndale is located at latitude 40.5799 and longitude -124.2619 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ferndale (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 56 feet.

The City of Ferndale (GNIS ID: 2410497) 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.

California 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 CCD of Humboldt 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ferndale: Cream City, Little Denmark.


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Ferndale, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,378
Daytime Population: Workers 826
Daytime Population: Residents 756
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,582
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 1,378
Population in Familes 1,070
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,342
Diversity Index3 32
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,864
Average Household Income $78,245
Per Capita Income $34,911

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 253 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $428,571
Average Home Value $459,738
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 614
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 380
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% 0.14%
Households 0.07% 0.13%
Families 0.15% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Ferndale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ferndale to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 965 36th
Population Density # 704 54th
Diversity Index # 1360 10th
Median Household Income # 862 43rd
Per Capita Income # 515 66th

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