Ferndale, Michigan Population 2020

20,025
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Ferndale is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 20,025, it is the 54th largest city in Michigan and the 1851st largest city in the United States. Ferndale is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually but its population has increased by 0.63% 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 5,165 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ferndale is $85,142 with a poverty rate of 9.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,032 per month, and the median house value is $162,000. The median age in Ferndale is 35 years, 35.2 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.5 males.

Ferndale Demographics

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

  • White: 87.72%
  • Black or African American: 6.25%
  • Two or more races: 3.50%
  • Asian: 1.27%
  • Native American: 0.86%
  • Other race: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ferndale, Michigan is 20,025, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,041.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,900.

Ferndale, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,66587.72%
Black or African American1,2596.25%
Two or More Races7043.50%
Asian2551.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native1740.86%
Some Other Race800.40%
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Ferndale Population by Race

Ferndale Population Pyramid 2020

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Ferndale Median Age

35


Total

35.2


Male

34.9


Female

Ferndale Adults

There are 17,942 adults, (1,994 of whom are seniors) in Ferndale.

Ferndale Age Dependency

26.3

Age Dependency Ratio

12.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ferndale Sex Ratio

Female

9,993

49.63%

Male

10,144

50.37%

Ferndale Population by Age

Ferndale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ferndale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.6%11.4%
Male68.7%31.3%
All67.8%32.2%
Female65.2%34.8%
Non Family58.2%41.8%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ferndale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,2251.9667.8
Non Family6,4591.4558.2
Married3,0202.8788.6
Female5292.7465.2
Male2172.768.7

2.77

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

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Ferndale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1240.76%
9th to 12th Grade5653.46%
High School Graduate2,59415.89%
Some College3,87723.75%
Associates Degree1,2847.87%
Bachelors Degree5,05630.97%
Graduate Degree2,82417.30%
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Ferndale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ferndale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,16813,5546,991
Black1,0401,029297
Multiple Races415371182
Hispanic395382174
Asian247240213
Other Race747435
Native American606025

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 86.23%.

Ferndale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,627$54,333$39,313
Less Than High School$29,188$46,250$25,365
High School Grad$35,536$38,750$26,772
Some College$39,308$44,836$32,257
Bachelors Degree$53,938$66,733$43,574
Graduate Degree$58,065$72,426$48,451

$44,627

Average Earnings

$54,333

Average Male

$39,313

Average Female

Ferndale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ferndale Language by Age

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Ferndale Language

95.24% of Ferndale residents speak only English, while 4.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.69% of the population.

Ferndale Language

Ferndale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,1671,3167.67%
Black1,25934927.72%
Hispanic5148015.56%
Multiple704699.80%
Other80810.00%
Asian25572.75%

9.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.66%

Male Poverty Rate

10.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ferndale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ferndale is Black, with 27.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ferndale is Asian, with 2.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.85%.

Ferndale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.79%
Some College12.07%
High School10.72%
Bachelors or Greater3.96%

Ferndale Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed23.08%
Female Unemployed22.63%
Female Employed6.51%
Male Employed4.91%

Ferndale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ferndale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,807$85,142
Families$91,486$106,517
Married Families$100,625-
Non Families$55,954$71,789
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Income by Household Type

Ferndale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.7%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ferndale Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Ferndale Marital Status

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857

Number of Veterans

841

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam336
Second Gulf War137
First Gulf War100
Korea99
World War II15

Ferndale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+269
65 to 74263
35 to 54191
18 to 3471
55 to 6463

Ferndale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8225.18%
Black201.70%
2 or More152.90%

Ferndale Veterans by Race

Ferndale Veterans by Education

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7.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ferndale Veterans by Education

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80.7%

Labor Force Participation

78.7%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ferndale Employment by Age

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Ferndale Employment by Race

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Ferndale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.49%

Born in Michigan

96.05%

Native Born

3.95%

Foreign Born

1.54%

Non Citizen

2.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.05% of Ferndale residents were born in the United States, with 79.49% having been born in Michigan. 1.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Ferndale Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,025-8-0.04%
201920,033-8-0.04%
201820,041-125-0.62%
201720,166-47-0.23%
201620,213-14-0.07%
201520,227-89-0.44%
201420,316200.10%
201320,2961210.60%
201220,1751390.69%
201120,0361350.68%
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%

Ferndale Population by Year