Ferndale, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Ferndale, California - Basic Facts

The City of Ferndale had a population of 1,404 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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

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Ferndale, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,404
Population in Households 1,404
Population in Familes 1,099
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,368
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $54,015
Average Household Income $88,063
Per Capita Income $38,714


Total Housing Units 728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 385 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 234 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $446,094
Average Home Value $496,104


Total Households 619
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 383
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.29% 0.44%
Households 0.16% 0.32%
Families 0.22% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

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, 2018 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 # 961 37th
Population Density # 701 54th
Diversity Index # 1362 10th
Median Household Income # 898 41st
Per Capita Income # 431 72nd

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