Ferndale, Michigan Population 2022

19,048
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Ferndale is a city located in Oakland County Michigan. Ferndale has a 2020 population of 19,048. Ferndale is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually and its population has decreased by -0.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,190 in 2010.

The average household income in Ferndale is $85,142 with a poverty rate of 9.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,032 per month, and the median house value is $178,400. The median age in Ferndale is 35 years, 35.2 years for males, and 34.9 years for females.

Ferndale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ferndalewas:

  • White: 87.21%
  • Black or African American: 4.37%
  • Two or more races: 3.47%
  • Asian: 2.81%
  • Other race: 1.52%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ferndale, Michigan is 19,048 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,190.

Ferndale, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,56387.21%
Black or African American8814.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native1240.62%
Asian5662.81%
Some Other Race3071.52%
Two or More Races6983.47%
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Ferndale Population by Race

Ferndale Population Pyramid 2022

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Ferndale Median Age

34.8


Total

35.4


Male

34.3


Female

Ferndale Adults

There are 17,991 adults, (1,791 of whom are seniors) in Ferndale.

Ferndale Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

11.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Ferndale Sex Ratio

Female

9,804

48.68%

Male

10,335

51.32%

Ferndale Population by Age

Ferndale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ferndale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.5%7.5%
Male66%34%
All65.8%34.2%
Female61.9%38.1%
Non Family52.7%47.3%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ferndale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,1881.9765.8
Married3,1742.892.5
Male1942.3766
Female4642.8361.9
Non Family6,3561.4852.7

2.72

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

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Ferndale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1110.68%
9th to 12th Grade5253.20%
High School Graduate2,42114.76%
Some College3,54221.60%
Associates Degree1,1276.87%
Bachelors Degree5,58434.06%
Graduate Degree3,08718.83%
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Ferndale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ferndale Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian566558523
Hispanic441428238
White14,20613,6517,452
Native American424222
2+ Races369329172
Other Race868634
Black763743266

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 92.40%.

Ferndale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,032$54,024$41,692
Less Than 9th Grade$38,561$46,964$26,319
High School Graduate$37,169$39,167$36,064
Some College$38,679$43,709$35,019
Bachelors Degree$51,848$64,710$44,559
Graduate Degree$70,586$83,472$51,513

$46,032

Average Earnings

$54,024

Average Male

$41,692

Average Female

Ferndale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ferndale Language by Age

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Ferndale Language

95.67% of Ferndale residents speak only English, while 4.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.43% of the population.

Ferndale Language

Ferndale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black88120723.50%
Hispanic5486812.41%
White17,0301,6459.66%
Multiple698466.59%
Asian56681.41%
Other22NaN%

9.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.83%

Male Poverty Rate

12.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ferndale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ferndale is Black, with 23.50% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.12%.

Ferndale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.64%
High School8.47%
Some College16.00%
Bachelors or Greater5.35%

Ferndale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.44%
Male Unemployed52.96%
Female Employed8.47%
Female Unemployed61.90%

Ferndale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ferndale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,100$86,402
Families$104,324$109,217
Married Families$115,217-
Non Families$60,500$71,507
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Income by Household Type

Ferndale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.2%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

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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695

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War139
First Gulf War82
Vietnam266
Korea63
World War II21

Ferndale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3489
35 to 54168
55 to 6425
65 to 74201
75+212

Ferndale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6584.12%
Black202.39%
2+ Races173.43%

Ferndale Veterans by Race

Ferndale Veterans by Education

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5.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ferndale Veterans by Education

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81.9%

Labor Force Participation

79.5%

Employment Rate

2.9%

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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78.39%

Born in Ferndale

94.79%

Native Born

5.21%

Foreign Born

1.26%

Non Citizen

3.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.79% of Ferndale residents were born in the United States, with 78.39% having been born in Michigan. 1.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ferndale Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19202,6400.00%
193020,85518,21522.96%
194022,5231,6680.77%
195029,6757,1522.80%
196031,3471,6720.55%
197030,850-497-0.16%
198026,227-4,623-1.61%
199025,084-1,143-0.44%
200022,105-2,979-1.26%
201019,900-2,205-1.05%
201119,829-71-0.36%
201219,758-71-0.36%
201319,687-71-0.36%
201419,616-71-0.36%
201519,545-71-0.36%
201619,474-71-0.36%
201719,403-71-0.36%
201819,332-71-0.37%
201919,261-71-0.37%
202019,190-71-0.37%
202119,119-71-0.37%
202219,048-71-0.37%

Ferndale Population by Year