Ferndale, Washington Population 2020

15,468

Ferndale is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 15,468, it is the 67th largest city in Washington and the 2259th largest city in the United States. Ferndale is currently growing at a rate of 3.01% annually and its population has increased by 35.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,415 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Ferndale has a population density of 2,214 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ferndale is $74,693 with a poverty rate of 14.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $959 per month, and the median house value is $291,000. The median age in Ferndale is 36.9 years, 38.1 years for males, and 36.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.3 males.

Ferndale Demographics

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

  • White: 81.54%
  • Asian: 5.97%
  • Other race: 5.45%
  • Two or more races: 3.46%
  • Native American: 3.06%
  • Black or African American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
The current population of Ferndale, Washington is 15,468, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,564.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,415.

Ferndale, Washington Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,10881.54%
Asian8135.97%
Some Other Race7425.45%
Two or More Races4723.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native4173.06%
Black or African American360.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander340.25%

Ferndale Population Pyramid 2020

Ferndale Median Age

36.9


Total

38.1


Male

36.1


Female

Ferndale Adults

There are 10,249 adults, (1,917 of whom are seniors) in Ferndale.

Ferndale Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ferndale Sex Ratio

Female

7,272

53.38%

Male

6,350

46.62%

Ferndale Households and Families

Ferndale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ferndale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All68%32%
Non Family54.3%45.7%
Male48%52%
Female32.6%67.4%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0702.6968
Married2,8373.2283.6
Non Family1,4101.2754.3
Female5523.2332.6
Male2713.3648

3.11

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ferndale Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4234.60%
9th to 12th Grade4715.13%
High School Graduate2,21724.12%
Some College2,29124.93%
Associates Degree1,22113.29%
Bachelors Degree1,76919.25%
Graduate Degree7988.68%

Ferndale Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,3106,9162,223
Hispanic95659650
Asian656508222
Other Race465188
Multiple Races14614636
Native American13613617
Islander343419

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 55.88%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,867$61,698$26,966
Less Than High School$24,257$39,313$22,802
High School Grad$34,912$53,465$24,770
Some College$39,761$60,988$27,823
Bachelors Degree$52,269$79,882$26,652
Graduate Degree$61,585$86,000$59,375

$39,867

Average Earnings

$61,698

Average Male

$26,966

Average Female

Ferndale Language

Ferndale Language by Age

Ferndale Language

84.17% of Ferndale residents speak only English, while 15.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.98% of the population.

Ferndale Poverty

Ferndale Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,1971,15911.37%
Hispanic1,77345625.72%
Other74239352.96%
Native41722754.44%
Multiple4729019.07%
Asian813425.17%

14.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.70%

Male Poverty Rate

16.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ferndale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ferndale is Native, with 54.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ferndale is Asian, with 5.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.90%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.53%
High School16.33%
Some College10.79%
Bachelors or Greater3.70%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed68.21%
Female Unemployed57.54%
Female Employed6.41%
Male Employed5.90%

Ferndale Income

Ferndale Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$64,370$74,693
Families$80,920$86,953
Married Families$87,021-
Non Families$29,433$37,192

Ferndale Marital Status

Ferndale Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

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 35-44.

Ferndale Marital Status by Race

Ferndale Veterans

967

Number of Veterans

912

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War332
Second Gulf War317
Vietnam299
World War II15
Korea
Name Veterans % of Total
White8249.53%
Asian11616.45%
Hispanic272.37%
Other275.39%

$Ferndale Veterans by Education

8.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ferndale Employment Status

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

6.8%

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

52.54%

Born in Washington

87.08%

Native Born

12.92%

Foreign Born

5.72%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.08% of Ferndale residents were born in the United States, with 52.54% having been born in Washington. 5.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202015,4684523.01%
201915,0164523.10%
201814,5645093.62%
201714,0554523.32%
201613,6034573.48%
201513,1463692.89%
201412,7774263.45%
201312,3513843.21%
201211,9672412.06%
201111,7262622.29%
201011,4642,7062.73%
20008,7583,3604.96%
19905,3981,5433.42%
19803,8550.00%