Ferndale, Pennsylvania Population 2024

1,497

Ferndale is a city located in Cambria County and Somerset County Pennsylvania. Ferndale has a 2024 population of 1,497. Ferndale is currently declining at a rate of -0.8% annually and its population has decreased by -3.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,547 in 2020.

The average household income in Ferndale is $62,858 with a poverty rate of 12.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ferndale is 43 years, 43.8 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

Ferndale Demographics

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

  • White: 86.14%
  • Black or African American: 7.47%
  • Two or more races: 5.68%
  • Other race: 0.7%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,841.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.23% (-50)
The current population of Ferndale, Pennsylvania is 1,497 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,547.

Ferndale, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,34986.14%
Black or African American1177.47%
Two or more races895.68%
Other race110.7%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ferndale Population by Race

Ferndale Population Pyramid 2024

Ferndale Median Age

43

Total

43.8

Male

42.2

Female

Ferndale Adults

There are 1,263 adults, (316 of whom are seniors) in Ferndale.

Ferndale Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Ferndale Sex Ratio

Female77049.17%
Male79650.83%

Ferndale Population by Age

Ferndale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6942.2664.435.6
Married2762.8890.29.8
Non Family2261.0749.150.9
Female1222.984159
Male702.3952.947.1

2.69

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ferndale Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade70.62%
9th to 12th Grade453.96%
High School Graduate49943.89%
Some College16614.6%
Associates Degree15113.28%
Bachelors Degree17615.48%
Graduate Degree938.18%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ferndale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ferndale Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,022977246
Black757122
2+ Races21211
Hispanic14110
Other Race850

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 29.33%.

Ferndale Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$35,417$37,647$32,011
Less Than 9th Grade$10,938$0$0
High School Graduate$27,401$32,778$18,750
Some College$37,583$40,156$34,779
Bachelors Degree$38,462$45,833$32,917
Graduate Degree$52,969$46,250$0

$35,417

Average Earnings

$37,647

Average Male

$32,011

Average Female

Ferndale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ferndale Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ferndale Language

98.83% of Ferndale residents speak only English, while 1.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.76% of the population.

Ferndale Language

Ferndale Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,32813710.32%
Multiple894955.06%
Hispanic18422.22%
Black11743.42%
Other11327.27%

12.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.24%

Male Poverty Rate

16.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ferndale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ferndale is Multiple, with 55.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ferndale is Black, with 3.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.73%.

Ferndale Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.15%
Some College10.41%
High School9.02%
Bachelors or Greater1.49%

Ferndale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed35.29%
Female Employed12.35%
Male Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Ferndale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ferndale Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$50,952$62,858
Families$55,000$72,003
Married Families$80,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,364$37,092

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ferndale Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Ferndale Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ferndale Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

139

Number of Veterans

120

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War68
Vietnam35
Second Gulf War24
Korea10
World War II7

Ferndale Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5465
75+34
65 to 7430
55 to 6410
18 to 340

Ferndale Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White13211.52%
Black44.55%
Other Race225%
2+ Races14.76%

Ferndale Veterans by Race

Ferndale Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ferndale Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Ferndale Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ferndale Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ferndale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

92.02%

Born in Ferndale

98.6%

Native Born

1.4%

Foreign Born

1.02%

Non Citizen

0.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.6% of Ferndale residents were born in the United States, with 92.02% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ferndale Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,434-13-0.9%
20281,447-12-0.82%
20271,459-13-0.88%
20261,472-12-0.81%
20251,484-13-0.87%
20241,497-12-0.8%
20231,509-13-0.85%
20221,522-12-0.78%
20211,534-13-0.84%
20201,547533.55%
20191,494-17-1.13%
20181,511-21-1.37%
20171,532-20-1.29%
20161,552-18-1.15%
20151,570-17-1.07%
20141,587-18-1.12%
20131,605-14-0.86%
20121,619-13-0.8%
20111,632-15-0.91%
20101,64700%

Ferndale Population by Year