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Population in 2012: 11,998 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +37.0%
Males: 5,736  (47.8%)
Females: 6,262  (52.2%)

Median resident age:  34.2 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98248.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,661 (it was $36,375 in 2000)
Ferndale:

$49,661
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,035

Ferndale city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $220,725 (it was $136,200 in 2000)
Ferndale:

$220,725
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $290,728; Detached houses: $315,774; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $186,424; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $121,012; Mobile homes: $126,086; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $127,554

Median gross rent in 2012: $836.

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  • White alone - 9,384 (81.6%)
  • Hispanic - 776 (6.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 418 (3.6%)
  • Asian alone - 418 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 307 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 150 (1.3%)
  • Other race alone - 54 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ferndale: 98.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (13.8%), English (8.5%), Irish (7.6%), Norwegian (6.4%), Dutch (4.8%), Ukrainian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1907

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 6.22 square miles.

Population density: 1,930 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ferndale:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ferndale city:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

1,414 residents are foreign born (4.8% Europe, 2.6% North America, 2.0% Asia).

This city:  12.3%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Ferndale, Washington as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ferndale to the number of sex offenders is 857 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,412 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,791 (0.9%)

Ferndale satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (8.6 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (85.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1043.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Marietta-Alderwood, WA (2.3 miles ), Custer, WA (2.3 miles ), Lummi Reservation, WA (2.4 miles) , Bellingham, WA (2.9 miles ), Lynden, WA (3.0 miles ), Birch Bay, WA (3.0 miles ), Geneva, WA (3.3 miles ), Lummi Island, WA (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 82 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 1998: 78 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 1999: 68 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2000: 150 buildings, average cost: $41,100
  • 2001: 48 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2002: 94 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2003: 92 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2004: 136 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2005: 195 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2006: 124 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2007: 54 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2008: 56 buildings, average cost: $209,300
  • 2009: 72 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2010: 55 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2011: 91 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2012: 119 buildings, average cost: $239,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 48.85 N, Longitude: 122.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +574 (+5.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,224 (25.4%)

Ferndale household income distribution Ferndale home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Ferndale by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 00000000200
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.017.10.00.0
Rapes 51278134133
per 100,000 56.211.121.172.181.19.928.435.38.625.125.7
Robberies 63585566652
per 100,000 67.433.352.782.450.749.356.853.051.441.817.1
Assaults 15158111615151110811
per 100,000 168.6166.384.3113.4162.1147.8142.197.185.766.994.2
Burglaries 838512510310411161796072109
per 100,000 932.9942.61317.31061.41053.91093.8577.7697.6514.2601.9933.5
Thefts 453434417398532426303229251312282
per 100,000 5091.64812.64394.64101.45391.24197.92869.62022.12151.02608.32415.0
Auto thefts 212918353032321812918
per 100,000 236.0321.6189.7360.7304.0315.3303.1158.9102.875.2154.1
Arson 34105666103
per 100,000 33.744.410.50.050.759.156.853.08.60.025.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.4) 404.5351.7347.9389.4445.7336.7259.0215.4213.3207.5228.8

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 19 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Washington average:

1.47

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Ferndale, Washington accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,844 (+48.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)

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

Average climate in Ferndale, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Ferndale-area historical earthquake activity is below Washington state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1990 at 05:33:26, a magnitude 5.2 (4.4 MB, 4.1 MS, 5.2 ML, Depth: 7.8 mi) earthquake occurred 19.5 miles away from Ferndale center
On 6/23/1997 at 19:13:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.9 MD, Depth: 4.5 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/2003 at 10:02:12, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.8 MD, Depth: 31.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2005 at 20:53:15, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, 4.0 MD) earthquake occurred 20.6 miles away from Ferndale center
On 4/2/1990 at 11:13:22, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MD, Depth: 0.5 mi) earthquake occurred 18.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whatcom County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ferndale topographic map

Birthplace of: Daran Norris - Film actor, Jesse Brand - Singer-songwriter, Michael Koenen - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Jul 13, 1982).


Hospitals/medical centers in Ferndale:

  • PIONEER RIDGE HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, 2185 SEAMOUNT STREET)
  • SUTTON GARDENS HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, 2185 SEAMOUNT STREET PO BOX 608)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Ferndale:

  • WALGREENS INFUSION AND RESPIRATORY SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • NORTH CASCADES HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • ALDERWOOD PARK CONV CTR LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)

Political contributions by individuals in Ferndale, WA

Airports located in Ferndale:


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Amtrak station near Ferndale:

  • 10 miles: BELLINGHAM (401 HARRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.ci.ferndale.wa.us.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ferndale:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 6 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 10 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 32 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 61 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 73 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 77 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 78 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,021)

Public high schools in Ferndale:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Ferndale:

Private elementary/middle school in Ferndale:

  • PLEASENT VALLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 3635 BAY RD; Grades: PK - 4)
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Notable locations in Ferndale: Riverside Golf Course (A), Ferndale Station Park and Ride (B), Cedars Recreational Vehicle Resort (C), Pioneer Center (D), Ferndale Aerated Sewage Lagoon (E), Ferndale Sewage Polishing Pond (F), Ferndale Sewage Treatment Plant (G), Cascade Ambulance (H), Whatcom County Fire District 7 Station 41 Ferndale (I), Whatcom County Fire District 7 Church Road (J), Assisted Living Concepts Louisa House (K), Ferndale Police Department (L), Ferndale City Hall Annex (M), Ferndale City Hall (N), Ferndale Library (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ferndale include: Ferndale Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Portal Way Church of Christ (C), Christ Lutheran Church (D), Ferndale Alliance Church (E), Saint Anne Catholic Church (F), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), Triumph Lutheran Church (H), United Church of Ferndale (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Deer Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Ferndale: Pioneer Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Sardis Wildlife Center (Recreation Areas; 7472 Valley View Road), European Visits Magazine (4718 Neptune Circle).

Court: Ferndale City Hall - Municipal Court (2095 Main Street).

 
Whatcom County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 6.99. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.99
U.S.:

11.62

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

CENTRAL CITY WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 285, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-31-1997), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-30-1997), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and OCT-26-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • One regular monitoring violation
BELL BAY JACKSON WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 272, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-01-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and AUG-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
BELFERN WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 219, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-25-1999), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-1999), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
HOLY SMOKE BAR & GRILL (Population served: 132, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
ALDERGROVE WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-30-1998), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1999)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1999 and JAN-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
CEDAR LYNN WATER ASSOC (Population served: 116, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and FEB-13-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and SEP-09-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2003)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1999 and JAN-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2000)
  • One regular monitoring violation
OPEN DOOR FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-30-1999), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-31-1999), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-1999)
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BAKER VIEW WATER ASSOC (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2000), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-31-2000), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-02-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-02-2001), Fed No longer subject to Rule (JUL-02-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and OCT-20-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2000), Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-02-2001), Fed No longer subject to Rule (OCT-20-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1998 and JUL-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ferndale that have no violations reported:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW KINGDOM HALL WS (Population served: 77, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 41.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.8% for American Indian residents, 27.5% for other race residents, 9.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ferndale, WA

4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Ferndale compared to Washington state average:

Ferndale, Washington environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.


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Banks with branches in Ferndale (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ferndale Branch at 5706 4th Ave, branch established on 1956/04/05. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Peoples Bank: Ferndale Office at 1895 Main Street, branch established on 1994/04/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,224.9 mil, Deposits: $1,084.6 mil, headquarters in Lynden, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp
  • Bank of the Pacific: Ferndale Branch at 1860 Main Street, branch established on 2005/05/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $640.3 mil, Deposits: $548.4 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Pacific Financial Corporation
  • KeyBank National Association: Ferndale Branch at 2081 Main Street, branch established on 1993/01/15. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Ferndale Branch at 2031 Main Street, branch established on 1904/12/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Banner Bank: Ferndale Branch at 1815 Main Street, branch established on 1997/09/01. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $4,048.2 mil, Deposits: $3,348.4 mil, headquarters in Walla Walla, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 87 total offices, Holding Company: Banner Corporation
  • Washington Federal: Ferndale Branch at 2045 Main Street, branch established on 1979/11/09. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ferndale, Washington:

  • Slater Heritage House, 1371 W Axton Rd, Ferndale, WA 98248 , Phone: (360) 384-4273
  • Silver Reef Hotel, Casino & Spa, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248 , Phone: (360) 383-0777, Fax: (360) 312-0504
  • Super 8 Ferndale, 5788 Barrett Rd, Ferndale, WA 98248 , Phone: (360) 384-8881, Fax: (360) 380-1930
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ferndale, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ferndale travel time to work - commute


Ferndale mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.37%
Here29.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents27.1%10.5%7.3%7.3%7.0%
Congregations4.8%6.9%6.9%6.9%6.9%
NameReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents4.0%3.4%2.8%2.5%28.1%
Congregations2.8%4.8%1.4%2.8%55.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Whatcom County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Whatcom County:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 73
Whatcom County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 184
Here:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whatcom County:

23.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

13.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$11,416$45,6640$0
Other Government Administration 15$59,618$47,6947$2,281
Judicial and Legal 2$7,110$42,6601$2,164
Police Protection - Officers 17$84,280$59,4920$0
Police - Other 3$9,684$38,7360$0
Correction 1$4,428$53,1360$0
Streets and Highways 17$72,004$50,8260$0
Sewerage 2$7,816$46,8960$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,204$38,4480$0
Water Supply 1$4,898$58,7760$0
Totals for Government 62$264,458$51,1858$4,445

Ferndale government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $318,000 ($26.50)
    Regular Highways: $267,000 ($22.25)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($1.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,109,000 ($92.43)
    Water Utilities: $616,000 ($51.34)
    Sewerage: $488,000 ($40.67)
    Fire Protection: $479,000 ($39.92)
    Regular Highways: $467,000 ($38.92)
    Central Staff Services: $433,000 ($36.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $303,000 ($25.25)
    General - Other: $284,000 ($23.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $233,000 ($19.42)
    Financial Administration: $226,000 ($18.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $163,000 ($13.59)
    Corrections - Other: $54,000 ($4.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($1.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $668,000 ($55.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $263,000 ($21.92)
    Water Utilities: $60,000 ($5.00)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($1.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($1.50)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($1.00)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.25)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.17)
    Central Staff: $2,000 ($0.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,426,000 ($202.20)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($1.25)

Ferndale government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,119,000 ($93.27)
    All Other: $264,000 ($22.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $45,000 ($3.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $75,000 ($6.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $318,000 ($26.50)
    Special Assessments: $308,000 ($25.67)
    Interest Earnings: $212,000 ($17.67)
    Property Sale Other: $16,000 ($1.33)
    Rents: $6,000 ($0.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,015,000 ($84.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $355,000 ($29.59)
    General Support: $75,000 ($6.25)
    All Other: $30,000 ($2.50)
  • Tax - Property: $1,191,000 ($99.27)
    Total General Sales: $872,000 ($72.68)
    Public Utilities: $562,000 ($46.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $234,000 ($19.50)
    NEC: $186,000 ($15.50)

Ferndale government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $265,000 ($22.09)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $15,185,000 ($1265.63)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,975,000 ($164.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $12,364,000 ($1030.51)
    Water Utilities: $185,000 ($15.42)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $846,000 ($70.51)
    Water Utilities: $80,000 ($6.67)

Ferndale government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,723,000 ($393.65)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $659,000 ($54.93)

7.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($827 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.19%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  1.00% ($38,498 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.52% ($38,803)
from Skagit County, WA  0.50% ($31,050)


6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,303 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  1.27% ($28,059 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.64% ($40,460)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.58% ($36,269)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ferndale:

  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KBAI (930 AM; 1 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ferndale:

  • KISM (92.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K201FH (88.1 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K210CN (89.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZAZ (91.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KUGS (89.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KSVR (91.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K204BI (88.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY INC.)
  • K215DZ (90.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON)

TV broadcast stations around Ferndale:

  • KBCB (Channel 24; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WORLD TELEVISION OF WASHINGTON, LLC.)
  • KVOS-TV (Channel 12; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ferndale, Washington:
  • Fatal accident count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 14
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 54
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Washington average:
  • Fatal accident count: 119
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 300
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19

See more detailed statistics of Ferndale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 95 meters (312ft)
Total costs: $92,900,000
Total average daily traffic: 158,502
Total average daily truck traffic: 11,787



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$237,56412$189,13384$205,2362$285,6206$267,3624$145,663
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$183,7501$238,7008$212,2960$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$142,9003$179,11324$209,1891$170,5502$169,3002$156,280
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$205,3403$215,27014$213,7741$82,7801$144,8602$181,790
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$183,7500$01$353,9500$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$260,4601$240,130
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$273,310
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$177,3301$196,950
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$158,4200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 130
  • Hazardous Condition: 70
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Ferndale


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ferndale, WA

Most common first names in Ferndale, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8973.6 years
William5571.4 years
Robert5472.2 years
James5066.7 years
Mary4779.3 years
George3877.8 years
Richard3469.9 years
Charles3470.9 years
Walter3276.5 years
Helen2878.2 years
Most common last names in Ferndale, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson3375.6 years
Johnson2573.6 years
Smith2373.9 years
Bailey2375.2 years
Nelson1879.6 years
Wilson1776.3 years
Larson1676.9 years
Jones1577.8 years
Olson1477.6 years
Miller1372.2 years
Businesses in Ferndale, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx3Subway2
GNC1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value2
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1UPS2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets1
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