Ferndale, Washington Population 2021

15,623
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Ferndale is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 15,623, it is the 67th largest city in Washington and the 2260th largest city in the United States. Ferndale is currently growing at a rate of 2.38% annually and its population has increased by 36.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,415 in 2010. Ferndale reached it's highest population of 15,623 in 2021. Spanning over 7 miles, Ferndale has a population density of 2,236 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ferndale is $80,533 with a poverty rate of 11.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $996 per month, and the median house value is $300,600. The median age in Ferndale is 36.9 years, 35.7 years for males, and 39 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.4 males.

Ferndale Demographics

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

  • White: 81.68%
  • Other race: 5.76%
  • Asian: 5.59%
  • Native American: 3.41%
  • Two or more races: 3.06%
  • Black or African American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
The current population of Ferndale, Washington is 15,623, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,534.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,415.

Ferndale, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,47081.68%
Some Other Race8095.76%
Asian7855.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native4793.41%
Two or More Races4303.06%
Black or African American420.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.20%
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Ferndale Population by Race

Ferndale Population Pyramid 2021

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Ferndale Median Age

36.9


Total

35.7


Male

39


Female

Ferndale Adults

There are 10,476 adults, (1,944 of whom are seniors) in Ferndale.

Ferndale Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ferndale Sex Ratio

Female

7,006

49.89%

Male

7,037

50.11%

Ferndale Population by Age

Ferndale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ferndale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All69.5%30.5%
Male52.3%47.7%
Female50.9%49.1%
Non Family47.7%52.3%

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ferndale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1122.7569.5
Married2,8523.3985.8
Non Family1,5741.2947.7
Male3483.3652.3
Female3383.550.9

3.25

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

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Ferndale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4324.62%
9th to 12th Grade3563.81%
High School Graduate2,23223.86%
Some College2,38325.47%
Associates Degree1,37514.70%
Bachelors Degree1,58916.98%
Graduate Degree98910.57%
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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
White7,5997,2092,156
Hispanic86356969
Asian598489266
Other Race441241
Multiple Races19019038
Native American18018031
Islander282818

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 islander people with a rate of 64.29%.

Ferndale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,199$62,788$31,314
Less Than High School$39,583$41,875$28,036
High School Grad$37,445$54,122$27,197
Some College$42,065$62,691$31,462
Bachelors Degree$58,333$81,385$27,670
Graduate Degree$61,552$89,706$55,662

$44,199

Average Earnings

$62,788

Average Male

$31,314

Average Female

Ferndale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ferndale Language by Age

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Ferndale Language

84.72% of Ferndale residents speak only English, while 15.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.95% of the population.

Ferndale Language

Ferndale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,8031,22611.35%
Native47921645.09%
Hispanic1,64820812.62%
Other80916720.64%
Asian785283.57%

11.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.97%

Male Poverty Rate

12.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ferndale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ferndale is Native, with 45.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ferndale is Asian, with 3.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.36%.

Ferndale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.23%
High School16.31%
Some College7.66%
Bachelors or Greater4.85%

Ferndale Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed61.06%
Female Unemployed43.58%
Male Employed5.26%
Female Employed4.05%

Ferndale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ferndale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,074$80,533
Families$87,896$96,129
Married Families$94,595-
Non Families$29,709$39,637
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Income by Household Type

Ferndale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.8%

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 35-44.

Ferndale Marital Status by Race

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Ferndale Marital Status

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1,089

Number of Veterans

993

Male Veterans

96

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam374
First Gulf War352
Second Gulf War343
Korea36
World War II

Ferndale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54406
65 to 74211
55 to 64204
18 to 34157
75+111

Ferndale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White93710.58%
Asian12018.60%
Hispanic323.28%
Other326.68%

Ferndale Veterans by Race

Ferndale Veterans by Education

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6.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ferndale Veterans by Education

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64.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

5.4%

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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53.56%

Born in Washington

87.93%

Native Born

12.07%

Foreign Born

6.57%

Non Citizen

5.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.93% of Ferndale residents were born in the United States, with 53.56% having been born in Washington. 6.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ferndale Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,6233632.38%
202015,2603632.44%
201914,8973632.50%
201814,5344923.50%
201714,0424493.30%
201613,5934533.45%
201513,1403662.87%
201412,7744243.43%
201312,3503823.19%
201211,9682432.07%
201111,7252612.28%
201011,4642,7062.73%
20008,7583,3604.96%
19905,3981,5433.42%
19803,8550.00%

Ferndale Population by Year