Ferndale, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 20,256 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.4%
 
Males: 10,488  (51.8%)
Females: 9,768  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 48220.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,830 (it was $45,629 in 2000)
Ferndale:

$48,830
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,576 (it was $23,133 in 2000)

Ferndale city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,634 (it was $102,700 in 2000)
Ferndale:

$94,634
MI:

$117,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $844.

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  • Races in Ferndale, MI (2013)

    Ferndale races chart
    • 16,61981.6%White alone
    • 1,8749.2%Black alone
    • 7483.7%Hispanic
    • 5962.9%Two or more races
    • 2531.2%Asian alone
    • 810.4%American Indian alone
    • 800.4%Other race alone

Races in Ferndale detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ferndale: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.3%), Irish (12.8%), Polish (10.2%), English (7.3%), Italian (4.9%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 649 feet

Land area: 3.88 square miles.

Population density: 5,221 people per square mile   (average).

Ferndale,MI real estate house value index trend

Ferndale, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Ferndale:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ferndale city:

  • Never married: 47.3%
  • Now married: 33.6%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

1,005 residents are foreign born (2.4% Asia, 2.0% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

4.9%
Michigan:

6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Ferndale, Michigan as of May 25, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Ferndale to the number of sex offenders is 456 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,566 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,929 (2.5%)

Ferndale satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Royal Oak, MI (3.2 miles , pop. 60,062).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (5.3 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (237.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pleasant Ridge, MI (1.0 miles ), Hazel Park, MI (1.3 miles ), Huntington Woods, MI (1.6 miles ), Oak Park, MI (1.6 miles ), Madison Heights, MI (1.7 miles ), Royal Oak, MI (1.8 miles ), Berkley, MI (1.9 miles ), Highland Park, MI (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,700
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $75,900
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $139,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.46 N, Longitude: 83.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,727 (-13.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,113 (18.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 248

Ferndale household income distribution Ferndale home values distribution

Crime rates in Ferndale by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0001011100002
per 100,000 0.00.00.04.60.04.74.74.80.00.00.00.09.8
Rapes 11111410964831145
per 100,000 49.250.264.346.142.028.319.038.114.45.05.019.924.6
Robberies 34263735432434253130191612
per 100,000 152.1118.6170.0161.4200.9113.2161.5119.0148.7150.994.879.659.0
Assaults 46565544676249574151632232
per 100,000 205.8255.5252.7202.9313.0292.4232.7271.3196.7256.5314.3109.4157.3
Burglaries 1651461261801571371561512011391128984
per 100,000 738.1666.0579.0830.1733.4646.0740.9718.8964.2699.0558.7442.7412.9
Thefts 496430436424418420442413379381321319406
per 100,000 2,218.81,961.52,003.41,955.41,952.61,980.52,099.21,965.91,818.01,916.01,601.41,586.71,995.5
Auto thefts 1641621421541961781411109477835560
per 100,000 733.6739.0652.5710.2915.6839.3669.6523.6450.9387.2414.1273.6294.9
Arson 5313612952122
per 100,000 22.413.74.613.828.04.79.542.824.010.15.09.99.8
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 324.7310.4325.3327.7358.5315.5308.5300.2271.2256.7231.2177.7220.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ferndale detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 51 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Michigan average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -3,006 (-12.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Ferndale: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ferndale, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ferndale-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/4/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.1 miles away from the Ferndale city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 tornado 11.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ferndale-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 155.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 117.3 miles away from Ferndale center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 147.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 297.5 miles away from Ferndale center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 373.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oakland County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ferndale topographic map

Birthplace of: Dana Elcar - Film actor, Edgar Culbertson - Coast Guard Coast Guard Medal recipient, Walt Crowley - Historian, Clif Brown - College basketball player (Niagara Purple Eagles), Ken Rowe - Baseball player, Richard LeBlanc - Politician, Stane's Bufford - College basketball player (Western Michigan Broncos).

Hospitals and medical centers in Ferndale:

  • HENRY FORD KINGSWOOD HOSPITAL (10300 W EIGHT MILE ROAD)
  • INTEGRATED HOME CARE (1616 ALBANY STREET)
  • UNITED HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (751 EAST NINE MILE ROAD, STE#2)
  • HILTON CONV HOME (3161 HILTON RD)
  • HILTON CONVALESCENT HOME (3161 HILTON RD)

Amtrak stations near Ferndale:

  • 3 miles: ROYAL OAK (201 S. SHERMAN DR.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: BIRMINGHAM (449 S. ETON ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: DETROIT (11 W. BALTIMORE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ferndale:

  • University of Detroit Mercy (about 4 miles; Detroit, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,406)
  • Lawrence Technological University (about 7 miles; Southfield, MI; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • Wayne State University (about 8 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 20,204)
  • Macomb Community College (about 9 miles; Warren, MI; FT enrollment: 15,669)
  • Wayne County Community College District (about 11 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 10,554)
  • Henry Ford Community College (about 11 miles; Dearborn, MI; FT enrollment: 12,610)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn (about 12 miles; Dearborn, MI; FT enrollment: 6,712)

Public high schools in Ferndale:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ferndale:

See full list of schools located in Ferndale

Libraries in Ferndale:

  • FERNDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,285,943; Location: 222 EAST NINE MILE ROAD; 78,916 books; 3,031 audio materials; 5,338 video materials; 46 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • ROYAL OAK TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $89,360; Location: 21131 GARDEN LANE; 9,893 books; 208 audio materials; 7 video materials; 35 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Ferndale Public School district is arranged on an age centered structure: Roosevelt school is K-2, Wilson is grades 3-4, Coolidge is grades 5-6. Ferndale Middle School (grades 7-8) and Ferndale High School(grades 9-12) are on the same campus on Pinecrest. Please contact the Ferndale Public Schools Public Relations Director Stephanie Hall 248.586.8651 shall at ferndaleschools.org to confirm this information. thank you.

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Notable locations in Ferndale: Ferndale City Hall (A), Ferndale Historical Museum (B), Ferndale Health Center (C), Ferndale Fire Department (D), Ferndale Fire Department Station 2 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Ferndale Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ferndale include: Oak Park Missionary Baptist Church (A), Jeffries Baptist Church (B), Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church of Ferndale (C), First United Methodist Church of Ferndale (D), Hilton Oaks Baptist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Machpelah Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ferndale include: Wanda Park (1), Wilson Park (2), Ferndale School Historical Marker (3), Michigan's First Tri-Level Intersection Historical Marker (4), David Oppenheim Park (5), Garbutt Park (6), Harding Park (7), Mapledale Park (8), Martin Road Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Helena's Salon (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 23344 Woodward Avenue).

Oakland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 91.5. This is worse than average.

City:

91.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.423. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.423
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 13.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.25
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00600. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00600
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.2%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.5% for Black residents, 10.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 31.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  45.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.7% of all households

People in group quarters in Ferndale in 2010:

  • 47 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Ferndale in 2000:

  • 69 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Ferndale, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Ferndale (2011 data):

  • TCF National Bank: Ferndale Kroger Branch at 8920 West Eight Mile, branch established on 1997/11/06. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Ferndale at 23011 Woodward Avenue, branch established on 1934/05/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Comerica Bank: Nine Mile-Hilton Branch at 1000 East Nine Mile Road, branch established on 1966/07/06. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • Level One Bank: Ferndale Branch at 22635 Woodward Ave., branch established on 2006/07/31. Info updated 2010/12/13: Bank assets: $463.0 mil, Deposits: $380.7 mil, headquarters in Farmington Hills, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Level One Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Huntington National Bank: Ferndale Branch at 306 West Nine Mile Road, branch established on 2002/12/16. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Michigan average:

11.0

Ferndale travel time to work - commute Ferndale mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Ferndale:

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Religion statistics for Ferndale city (based on Oakland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic289,11664
Evangelical Protestant155,826319
Mainline Protestant73,373159
Other58,590117
Black Protestant16,82635
Orthodox13,84423
None594,787-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 293
Oakland County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 22
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 162
Oakland County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 292
Oakland County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 983
Here:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Oakland County:

25.6%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ferndale:

53.0%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ferndale:

53.2%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Ferndale:

28.2
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.8%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.8%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ferndale:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ferndale:

32.6%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Ferndale:

61.6%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.1%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ferndale, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$24,515$49,0300$0
Other Government Administration 1$8,957$107,4840$0
Judicial and Legal 17$58,434$41,2480$0
Police Protection - Officers 42$234,710$67,0600$0
Police - Other 9$23,745$31,6605$3,548
Firefighters 28$147,731$63,3130$0
Fire - Other 2$9,069$54,4140$0
Streets and Highways 7$29,215$50,0830$0
Solid Waste Management 7$24,637$42,2350$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,409$34,2272$2,499
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$13,054$39,1625$9,750
Water Supply 13$48,313$44,5970$0
Local Libraries 8$24,832$37,2487$10,103
Other and Unallocable 6$27,527$55,0540$0
Totals for Government 154$686,148$53,46619$25,900

Ferndale government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $193,000 ($9.53)
    Judicial & Legal: $62,000 ($3.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $43,000 ($2.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,937,000 ($293.10)
    Fire Protection: $3,509,000 ($173.23)
    Regular Highways: $2,987,000 ($147.46)
    Sewerage: $2,335,000 ($115.27)
    Water Utilities: $2,288,000 ($112.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,090,000 ($103.18)
    General - Other: $1,841,000 ($90.89)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,172,000 ($57.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,128,000 ($55.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,063,000 ($52.48)
    Financial Administration: $654,000 ($32.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $653,000 ($32.24)
    Central Staff Services: $564,000 ($27.84)
    Libraries: $520,000 ($25.67)
    Parking Facilities: $227,000 ($11.21)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $17,991,000 ($888.18)
    Benefit Payments: $2,210,000 ($109.10)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $810,000 ($39.99)
    Withdrawals: $9,000 ($0.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $861,000 ($42.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,777,000 ($87.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $96,000 ($4.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,762,000 ($481.93)

Ferndale government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,471,000 ($121.99)
    All Other: $1,378,000 ($68.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $931,000 ($45.96)
    Housing & Community Development: $399,000 ($19.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $332,000 ($16.39)
    Parking Facilities: $316,000 ($15.60)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $4,601,000 ($227.14)
    Local Employee Contribution: $134,000 ($6.62)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,414,000 ($69.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $467,000 ($23.05)
    All Other: $159,000 ($7.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $128,000 ($6.32)
    All Other: $30,000 ($1.48)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.10)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,495,000 ($123.17)
    Interest Earnings: $138,000 ($6.81)
    Property Sale Other: $85,000 ($4.20)
    Rents: $42,000 ($2.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,470,000 ($121.94)
    Transit Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,323,000 ($164.05)
    Highways: $1,843,000 ($90.99)
    All Other: $105,000 ($5.18)
    Transit Utilities: $68,000 ($3.36)
  • Tax - Property: $13,176,000 ($650.47)
    NEC: $376,000 ($18.56)

Ferndale government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $17,225,000 ($850.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $15,225,000 ($751.63)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000,000 ($98.74)

Ferndale government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $4,826,000 ($238.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,907,000 ($340.99)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $543,000 ($26.81)

6.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($815 average AGI)
Oakland County:

0.05%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wayne County, MI  2.14% ($39,617 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  1.03% ($43,561)
from Genesee County, MI  0.23% ($39,046)


5.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,436 average AGI)
Oakland County:

0.08%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wayne County, MI  1.42% ($35,466 average AGI)
to Macomb County, MI  0.91% ($37,627)
to Livingston County, MI  0.18% ($50,287)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ferndale:

  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WEXL (1340 AM; 1 kW; ROYAL OAK, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WQBH (1400 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: QUEEN'S BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUFL (1030 AM; daytime; 5 kW; STERLING HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WXDX (1310 AM; 5 kW; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ferndale:

  • WMGC-FM (105.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSX (94.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WDVD (96.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOMC (104.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WYCD (99.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WKRK-FM (97.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDTJ (105.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDRQ (93.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRIF (101.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJLB (97.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKQI (95.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNIC (100.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVMV (98.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDTR-FM (90.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF DETROIT)
  • WMXD (92.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTW (106.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDET-FM (101.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMUZ (103.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WGPR (107.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WGPR, INC.)
  • WHPR-FM (88.1 FM; HIGHLAND PARK, MI; Owner: R.J.'S LATE NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Ferndale:

  • WWJ-TV (Channel 62; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDWB (Channel 20; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WXON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVS (Channel 56; DETROIT, MI; Owner: DETROIT EDUC. TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXD-CA (Channel 5; DETROIT, MI; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDIV-TV (Channel 4; DETROIT, MI; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WXYZ-TV (Channel 7; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF DETROIT, INC.)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT INC.)
  • WLPC-LP (Channel 26; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GLENN R. AND KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • W33BY (Channel 68; DETROIT, MI; Owner: HIGHLAND PARK BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WADL (Channel 38; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: ADELL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDWO-CA (Channel 18; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W48AV (Channel 48; DETROIT, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUM (Channel 28; FLINT, MI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Ferndale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 49,849Total average daily traffic
  • 2,492Total average daily truck traffic
  • 45,709Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED154$89,66258$76,534230$119,75719$31,8422$195,50033$59,6360$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$89,0006$65,33333$123,5152$6,0000$05$50,6000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$91,57113$95,000109$121,23927$23,8521$155,0007$65,4291$5,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$90,1889$70,11159$124,4580$00$05$70,6000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$60,0002$40,00017$129,5290$01$300,0004$111,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1730.00 , 1731.00, 1732.00, 1733.00, 1734.00, 1735.00, 1736.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$104,6156$137,833
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$155,3332$93,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$95,0001$72,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$132,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1730.00 , 1731.00, 1732.00, 1733.00, 1734.00, 1735.00, 1736.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ferndale and their reported violations in the past:

FERNDALE (Population served: 22,105, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2014)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 80
  • Hazardous Condition: 125
  • Service Call: 5

Incident types - Ferndale

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ferndale, MI
Most common first names in Ferndale, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John28373.3 years
William26373.6 years
Mary24278.6 years
James20470.1 years
George16073.8 years
Robert15870.7 years
Joseph14274.5 years
Charles13372.2 years
Helen11476.5 years
Edward9874.0 years
Most common last names in Ferndale, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8973.3 years
Johnson6973.2 years
Williams5272.6 years
Brown5272.2 years
Jones4771.5 years
Davis4168.7 years
Martin3972.1 years
Anderson3677.8 years
Wilson3472.9 years
Thomas3478.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Ferndale, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Kroger1
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack2
CVS2Rite Aid1
Cold Stone Creamery1Sprint Nextel1
DHL1Subaru1
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile2
Dunkin Donuts1Taco Bell2
FedEx3Tim Hortons1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block2UPS2
Honda1Wendy's1
Jones New York1White Castle1
KFC1

Ferndale compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
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