Fernley, Nevada Population 2020

21,620

Fernley is a city located in Lyon County, Nevada. With a 2020 population of 21,620, it is the 7th largest city in Nevada and the 1739th largest city in the United States. Fernley is currently growing at a rate of 2.19% annually and its population has increased by 11.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,368 in 2010. Spanning over 129 miles, Fernley has a population density of 176 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fernley is $70,972 with a poverty rate of 9.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,104 per month, and the median house value is $187,200. The median age in Fernley is 40 years, 41.8 years for males, and 38.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.1 males.

Fernley Nv Demographics

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

  • White: 84.19%
  • Other race: 5.42%
  • Two or more races: 4.96%
  • Native American: 2.35%
  • Black or African American: 1.75%
  • Asian: 1.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Fernley, Nevada is 21,620, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,692. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,368.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,47884.19%
Some Other Race1,0615.42%
Two or More Races9704.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native4602.35%
Black or African American3431.75%
Asian2461.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.08%

Fernley Nv Population Pyramid 2020

Fernley Nv Median Age

40


Total

41.8


Male

38.3


Female

Fernley Nv Adults

There are 14,931 adults, (3,371 of whom are seniors) in Fernley Nv.

Fernley Nv Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fernley Nv Sex Ratio

Female

9,832

50.23%

Male

9,741

49.77%

Fernley Nv Households and Families

Fernley Nv Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fernley Nv Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.5%29.5%
Male69.3%30.7%
All67.4%32.6%
Non Family67.1%32.9%
Female45.9%54.1%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1652.7367.4
Married3,9653.370.5
Non Family2,2371.3767.1
Female5753.5445.9
Male3883.5669.3

3.25

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fernley Nv Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3802.82%
9th to 12th Grade1,1178.28%
High School Graduate4,96536.80%
Some College4,04129.95%
Associates Degree1,2329.13%
Bachelors Degree1,3229.80%
Graduate Degree4353.22%

Fernley Nv Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,6079,7321,503
Hispanic1,9181,346148
Other Race70449015
Native American35333043
Black32327117
Multiple Races25625646
Asian222172
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 17.97%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,136$42,826$28,099
Less Than High School$27,578$34,327$20,026
High School Grad$31,868$39,480$21,971
Some College$37,786$43,618$32,597
Bachelors Degree$52,658$66,691$31,025
Graduate Degree$73,214$98,103$58,368

$36,136

Average Earnings

$42,826

Average Male

$28,099

Average Female

Fernley Nv Language

Fernley Nv Language by Age

Fernley Nv Language

89.67% of Fernley Nv residents speak only English, while 10.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.89% of the population.

Fernley Nv Poverty

Fernley Nv Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,4131,2999.01%
Hispanic3,5283469.81%
Native46017538.04%
Multiple94810410.97%
Asian2464116.67%
Other1,061393.68%
Islander15853.33%

9.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.53%

Male Poverty Rate

12.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fernley Nv

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fernley Nv is Islander, with 53.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fernley Nv is Other, with 3.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.75%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.83%
High School10.29%
Some College7.64%
Bachelors or Greater3.24%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.06%
Male Unemployed12.65%
Female Employed4.39%
Male Employed2.46%

Fernley Nv Income

Fernley Nv Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,880$70,972
Families$70,853$78,634
Married Families$74,689-
Non Families$47,632$51,464

Fernley Nv Marital Status

Fernley Nv Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Fernley Nv Married by Age and Sex

Fernley Nv 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 35-44.

Fernley Nv Marital Status by Race

Fernley Nv Veterans

2,464

Number of Veterans

2,175

Male Veterans

289

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,163
First Gulf War445
Second Gulf War405
Korea239
World War II36
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,28417.66%
Hispanic823.61%
2 or More6523.05%
Black6118.89%
Indian5014.16%
Asian41.80%

$Fernley Nv Veterans by Education

7.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fernley Nv Employment Status

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fernley Nv 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

30.49%

Born in Nevada

94.54%

Native Born

5.46%

Foreign Born

2.62%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.54% of Fernley Nv residents were born in the United States, with 30.49% having been born in Nevada. 2.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202021,6204642.19%
201921,1564642.24%
201820,6929054.57%
201719,7874642.40%
201619,3232091.09%
201519,1141460.77%
201418,968330.17%
201318,93590.05%
201218,926-191-1.00%
201119,117-269-1.39%
201019,3860.00%