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Overview

Introduction to Ferndale, Michigan

Ferndale, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 2 miles S of Royal Oak, Michigan and 10 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. It is part of the surrounding Detroit metro area.

Ferndale History

Around the time of World War I, Ferndale developed as a bedroom community for the workers in Detroit. Ferndale was at first incorporated as a village in 1918, but in 1927 it was reincorporated as a city.

Ferndale and nearby Attractions

  • Fox Theater Building
  • Ferndale Historical Museum
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Machpelah Cemetery
  • Eastern Market
  • Mapledale Park

Things To Do In Ferndale

Ferndale is located close to a number of historic sites and museums. The Ferndale Historical Museum is an ideal place to visit if one is interested in learning about the history of the area. The Detroit Zoo and the city's parks, including Wilson Park, Roosevelt Park, Wanda Park, and the Mapledale Park make for fun family outings. The Eastern Market, with its shops and stalls, is another popular tourist haunt.

Ferndale Transportation

Detroit City Airport is nearby.

Ferndale Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational opportunities to residents of Ferndale include the Lawrence Technological University, the University of Phoenix-Detroit Campus, and Macomb Community College.

People

Total Population 20,160
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 11,440
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 32.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,700
% Above Poverty Level 83%
% Below Poverty Level 17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 44.3%
Median Gross Rent $883
Median House Value $99,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
US/American 0.4%
English 9.9%
Irish 17.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ferndale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Royal Oak, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48220
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.46
Longitude -83.134

Ferndale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Station PONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hazel Park 16,600 $46,554
Huntington Woods 6,333 $130,208
Madison Heights 30,123 $50,082
Oak Park 29,727 $54,143
Pleasant Ridge 2,555 $139,750
Royal Oak 58,689 $88,823

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ferndale Public Libraries

Library
Ferndale Public Library
222 EAST NINE MILE ROAD
Ferndale, Michigan
(248) 546-2504
Library Web Site
Royal Oak Township Library
21075 WYOMING AVENUE
Ferndale, Michigan
(248) 542-9205

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  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
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  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
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  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
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  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
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Ferndale High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ACADEMY OF OAK PARK (6-12)
21300 MENDOTA
248-586-9358
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,471 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 37.7

FERNDALE HIGH SCHOOL
881 PINECREST STREET
248-548-8600
Serves 1,106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

JARDON VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
2200 E. WOODWARD HEIGHTS
248-586-5870
A Special Education School
Serves 156 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

Ferndale Colleges

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