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People

Total Population 12,355
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 5,378
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 51.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.3%
Median Earnings25+ $34,587
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,910
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,283

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,328
% Above Poverty Level 84.4%
% Below Poverty Level 15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.9%
Median Gross Rent $853
Median House Value $244,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 9.7%

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

Ferndale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Bellingham, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles N of Seattle, Washington
County Whatcom
Metro Area Bellingham
Standard Zip Codes 98248
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.846
Longitude -122.589

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 BELLINGHAM INTL AP
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 45 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 54 to 71 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station CLEARBROOK
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 43 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 51 to 75 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station MOUNT VERNON 3 WNW
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 52 to 73 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ferndale, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pleasant Valley (98248)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellingham 82,944 $64,682
Blaine 4,905 $86,624
Everson 2,553 $59,138
Lynden 12,886 $70,645
Nooksack 1,807 $65,561
Sumas 1,563 $58,417

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

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FERNDALE HIGH SCHOOL
5830 GOLDEN EAGLE DRIVE
360-383-9240
Serves 1,534 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

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