Fernley, Nevada Population 2020

22,296
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Fernley is a city located in Nevada. With a 2020 population of 22,296, it is the 7th largest city in Nevada and the 1699th largest city in the United States. Fernley is currently growing at a rate of 3.82% annually and its population has increased by 15.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,368 in 2010. Spanning over 129 miles, Fernley has a population density of 182 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fernley is $73,019 with a poverty rate of 9.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,147 per month, and the median house value is $221,200. The median age in Fernley is 38.4 years, 39.6 years for males, and 35.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.3 males.

Fernley Demographics

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

  • White: 83.87%
  • Other race: 5.66%
  • Two or more races: 5.01%
  • Native American: 1.97%
  • Black or African American: 1.84%
  • Asian: 1.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Fernley, Nevada is 22,296, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,656.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,368.

Fernley, Nevada Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202059,2071,6972.87%
201957,5101,6972.95%
201855,8131,9183.44%
201753,8951,1882.20%
201652,7077331.39%
201551,9746401.23%
201451,3342440.48%
201351,0901190.23%
201250,971-414-0.81%
201151,385-660-1.28%
201052,0450.00%

Fernley Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,83183.87%
Some Other Race1,1365.66%
Two or More Races1,0055.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native3961.97%
Black or African American3691.84%
Asian3211.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.05%
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Fernley Population by Race

Fernley Population Pyramid 2020

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Fernley Median Age

38.4


Total

39.6


Male

35.8


Female

Fernley Adults

There are 15,206 adults, (3,367 of whom are seniors) in Fernley.

Fernley Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fernley Sex Ratio

Female

9,921

49.44%

Male

10,147

50.56%

Fernley Population by Age

Fernley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fernley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.8%27.2%
Non Family68.1%31.9%
All67.9%32.1%
Male59.7%40.3%
Female41.5%58.5%

67.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fernley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4192.767.9
Married4,0523.2972.8
Non Family2,2801.3168.1
Female5983.3541.5
Male4893.5659.7

3.23

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Fernley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4683.38%
9th to 12th Grade1,2649.12%
High School Graduate5,01136.14%
Some College4,16930.07%
Associates Degree1,1278.13%
Bachelors Degree1,3829.97%
Graduate Degree4443.20%
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Fernley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fernley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,6069,7001,586
Hispanic2,0621,346132
Other Race80357537
Native American37137181
Multiple Races3373379
Black285238
Asian231152
Islander1010

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 native american people with a rate of 21.83%.

Fernley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,295$47,277$28,641
Less Than High School$30,685$51,375$15,441
High School Grad$33,750$43,033$21,633
Some College$40,859$47,415$33,830
Bachelors Degree$41,667$56,906$35,817
Graduate Degree$86,080$100,179$61,591

$38,295

Average Earnings

$47,277

Average Male

$28,641

Average Female

Fernley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fernley Language by Age

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Fernley Language

86.99% of Fernley residents speak only English, while 13.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.43% of the population.

Fernley Language

Fernley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,3811,4139.83%
Hispanic3,7872586.81%
Multiple97914514.81%
Other1,13613411.80%
Native3966516.41%
Asian321288.72%

9.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.91%

Male Poverty Rate

11.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fernley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fernley is Native, with 16.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fernley is Hispanic, with 6.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.49%.

Fernley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.13%
High School9.42%
Bachelors or Greater7.67%
Some College6.72%

Fernley Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed7.11%
Female Employed5.27%
Male Employed4.33%
Female Unemployed2.90%

Fernley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fernley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,929$73,019
Families$73,648$80,934
Married Families$77,500-
Non Families$47,310$52,522
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Income by Household Type

Fernley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Fernley Married by Age and Sex

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Fernley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fernley Marital Status by Race

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Fernley Marital Status

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2,274

Number of Veterans

1,976

Male Veterans

298

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam963
Second Gulf War455
First Gulf War451
Korea159
World War II29

Fernley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74658
35 to 54571
55 to 64476
75+440
18 to 34129

Fernley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,07315.95%
2 or More9025.50%
Hispanic722.97%
Black5314.36%
Indian5013.48%
Asian83.46%

Fernley Veterans by Race

Fernley Veterans by Education

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7.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fernley Veterans by Education

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59.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Fernley Employment by Age

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Fernley Employment by Race

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Fernley 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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32.37%

Born in Nevada

94.95%

Native Born

5.05%

Foreign Born

2.66%

Non Citizen

2.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.95% of Fernley residents were born in the United States, with 32.37% having been born in Nevada. 2.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fernley Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202022,2968203.82%
201921,4768203.97%
201820,6569014.56%
201719,7554612.39%
201619,2942001.05%
201519,0941410.74%
201418,953300.16%
201318,92310.01%
201218,922-191-1.00%
201119,113-273-1.41%
201019,3860.00%

Fernley Population by Year