Ferndale, Pennsylvania

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Ferndale, Pennsylvania

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Ferndale strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Ferndale Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 18% Ferndale Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Ferndale, Pennsylvania

Comparing Ferndale to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 7 6
Age of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 7
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
Affordability of Rents 7 9
People Living Alone 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 5

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Ferndale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Bucks
P.O. Box Zip Codes 18921
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.533
Longitude -75.179

Ferndale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
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Ferndale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,834 100%
Male 861 46.9%
Female 973 53.1%
Under 18 397 21.6%
18+ 1,437 78.4%
65+ 340 18.5%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.88
White 1,806 98.5%
African-American 21 1.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.2%

Estimated Ferndale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,724
Growth -110
Growth % -6%

Ferndale Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.9%
Irish 12.2%
Italian 11.7%
US/American 8.4%
Polish 5.1%
English 5%
Slovak 4.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Ukrainian 2.1%
Scottish 1.9%
Serbian 1.9%
Welsh 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Croatian 1.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Russian 1.3%
Hungarian 1.3%
Yugoslavian 1.1%
Slovene 1%
Czech 0.8%
Dutch 0.6%
Slavic 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Bulgarian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ferndale 1,834 $41,438
Fountain Hill 4,614 $46,336
Glendon 367 $45,417
Hellertown 5,606 $49,604
Richlandtown 1,283 $49,423
Riegelsville 863 $55,208
West Easton 1,152 $48,393
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