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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,159
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens8.5%
Employed Population 16+12,905
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married32.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.7%
Median Earnings25+$41,225
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,926
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,252
% Above Poverty Level85.6%
% Below Poverty Level14.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone43.4%
Median Gross Rent$975
Median House Value$131,100

Ancestry

German22.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
Irish15.8%
Polish12.4%
English11.3%
Italian8.6%
French Except Basque3.7%
Scottish3.6%
Dutch3.1%
Canadian2.4%
Russian2.1%
Hungarian1.6%
Arab1.6%
Ukrainian1.3%
Belgian1.3%
Swedish1%
Finnish1%
Greek0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
African0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Czech0.4%
US/American0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Iraqi0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Israeli0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Ferndale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48220
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.45
Approximate Longitude-83.13

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)

StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hazel Park16,587$48,258
Huntington Woods6,347$142,330
Madison Heights30,173$58,345
Oak Park29,824$59,551
Pleasant Ridge2,365$130,000
Royal Oak58,973$97,309

Ferndale Public Libraries

Royal Oak Township Public Library
21131 GARDEN LANE
Ferndale, Michigan
(248) 542-9205
Ferndale Area District Library
222 EAST NINE MILE ROAD
Ferndale, Michigan
(248) 546-2504

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Ferndale Public Schools

Coolidge Intermediate School
2521 Bermuda St
ZIP: 48220
(248) 547-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 271
Digital Learning Center
427 Allen St
ZIP: 48220
(248) 541-4855
High
Total Enrollment 343
Edison Max Day Treatment
1700 Shevlin St
ZIP: 48220
(248) 658-5400
Other
Total Enrollment 54
Ferndale High School
881 Pinecrest Dr
ZIP: 48220
(248) 548-8622
High
Total Enrollment 699
Ferndale Middle School
725 Pinecrest Dr
ZIP: 48220
(248) 541-1783
Middle
Total Enrollment 329
Frederick Douglass International Academy
22111 Woodward Ave
ZIP: 48220
(313) 347-0026
Jardon Vocational School
2200 Woodward Hts
ZIP: 48220
(248) 658-5950
High
Total Enrollment 52
Roosevelt Primary School
2610 Pinecrest Dr
ZIP: 48220
(248) 548-1950
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
University High School
1244 Paxton St
ZIP: 48220
(248) 586-8846
High
Total Enrollment 413
University Middle School
1244 Paxton
ZIP: 48220
(248) 586-8844
Middle
Total Enrollment 26
Webb Elementary School
2100 Woodward Hts
ZIP: 48220
(248) 658-5902
Other
Total Enrollment 366

Ferndale Private Schools

Ferndale Montessori Center
400 W Marshall St
ZIP: 48220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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