Ferndale, Michigan Population 2020

19,975

Ferndale is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 19,975, it is the 55th largest city in Michigan and the 1857th largest city in the United States. Ferndale is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually but its population has increased by 0.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,900 in 2010. Ferndale reached it's highest population of 31,347 in 1960. Spanning over 4 miles, Ferndale has a population density of 5,153 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ferndale is $80,031 with a poverty rate of 11.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $998 per month, and the median house value is $148,100. The median age in Ferndale is 35.4 years, 35.9 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.2 males.

Ferndale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ferndale was:

  • White: 86.66%
  • Black or African American: 6.54%
  • Two or more races: 4.48%
  • Asian: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.81%
  • Other race: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ferndale, Michigan is 19,975, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,075.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,900.

Ferndale, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,51586.66%
Black or African American1,3216.54%
Two or More Races9064.48%
Asian2271.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native1640.81%
Some Other Race780.39%

Ferndale Population Pyramid 2020

Ferndale Median Age

35.4


Total

35.9


Male

34.9


Female

Ferndale Adults

There are 17,949 adults, (1,997 of whom are seniors) in Ferndale.

Ferndale Age Dependency

26.7

Age Dependency Ratio

12.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ferndale Sex Ratio

Female

9,998

49.47%

Male

10,213

50.53%

Ferndale Households and Families

Ferndale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ferndale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
All65.3%34.7%
Male59.5%40.5%
Non Family57.6%42.4%
Female52.4%47.6%

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,1951.9865.3
Non Family6,4321.4957.6
Married2,9562.884.8
Female5552.952.4
Male2522.8459.5

2.76

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

10.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ferndale Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1931.20%
9th to 12th Grade5663.53%
High School Graduate2,61316.28%
Some College4,10825.60%
Associates Degree1,2647.88%
Bachelors Degree4,61928.78%
Graduate Degree2,68716.74%

Ferndale Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,96413,3026,543
Black1,021998240
Multiple Races430382162
Hispanic383363165
Asian187181166
Native American878751
Other Race737336

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 88.77%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,630$50,855$38,128
Less Than High School$23,403$28,250$
High School Grad$31,489$36,741$26,173
Some College$36,888$44,379$29,312
Bachelors Degree$51,959$63,896$43,882
Graduate Degree$56,081$67,500$52,348

$42,630

Average Earnings

$50,855

Average Male

$38,128

Average Female

Ferndale Language

Ferndale Language by Age

Ferndale Language

95.83% of Ferndale residents speak only English, while 4.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.46% of the population.

Ferndale Poverty

Ferndale Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,0151,5629.18%
Black1,32137728.54%
Multiple90626228.92%
Hispanic52412523.85%
Native164148.54%
Other78911.54%
Asian22762.64%

11.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.30%

Male Poverty Rate

14.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ferndale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ferndale is Multiple, with 28.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ferndale is Asian, with 2.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.65%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.95%
High School13.62%
Some College13.40%
Bachelors or Greater3.96%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.46%
Male Unemployed21.50%
Female Employed8.18%
Male Employed5.14%

Ferndale Income

Ferndale Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,947$80,031
Families$81,662$99,719
Married Families$92,366-
Non Families$57,246$68,047

Ferndale Marital Status

Ferndale Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.1%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Ferndale Married by Age and Sex

Ferndale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ferndale Marital Status by Race

Ferndale Veterans

1,017

Number of Veterans

986

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam393
Second Gulf War143
First Gulf War133
Korea112
World War II19
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74376
35 to 54247
75+223
55 to 6489
18 to 3482
Name Veterans % of Total
White9646.14%
Black403.32%
2 or More131.94%

$Ferndale Veterans by Education

7.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ferndale Employment Status

78.6%

Labor Force Participation

75.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Ferndale Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.22%

Born in Michigan

96.50%

Native Born

3.50%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.50% of Ferndale residents were born in the United States, with 80.22% having been born in Michigan. 1.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202019,975-50-0.25%
201920,025-50-0.25%
201820,075-88-0.44%
201720,163-50-0.25%
201620,213-15-0.07%
201520,228-89-0.44%
201420,317200.10%
201320,2971210.60%
201220,1761410.70%
201120,0351340.67%
201019,901-2,204-1.04%
200022,105-2,979-1.26%
199025,084-1,143-0.44%
198026,227-4,623-1.61%
197030,850-497-0.16%
196031,3471,6720.55%
195029,6757,1522.80%
194022,5231,6680.77%
193020,85518,21522.96%
19202,6400.00%