Ferndale, Washington

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Population in 2017: 14,026 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +60.2%
Males: 6,328  (45.1%)
Females: 7,698  (54.9%)
Median resident age:

37.2 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98248.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,290 (it was $36,375 in 2000)
Ferndale:

$66,290
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,038 (it was $15,982 in 2000)

Ferndale city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $313,049 (it was $136,200 in 2000)
Ferndale:

$313,049
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $391,975; detached houses: $414,287; townhouses or other attached units: $409,780; in 2-unit structures: $266,996; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $351,102; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $266,480; mobile homes: $178,217; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $32,464

Median gross rent in 2017: $997.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ferndale: 99.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.4%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.5% for American Indian residents, 47.2% for other race residents, 32.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ferndale, WA (2017)
    • 10,04973.3%White alone
    • 1,98614.5%Hispanic
    • 6714.9%Asian alone
    • 4913.6%American Indian alone
    • 3982.9%Two or more races
    • 1150.8%Black alone
    • 100.07%Other race alone
    • 40.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Ferndale, Washington as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ferndale is 873 to 1.


Crime rates in Ferndale by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(81.1)
1
(9.9)
3
(28.4)
4
(35.3)
1
(8.6)
3
(25.1)
3
(25.7)
4
(32.9)
6
(47.7)
2
(15.4)
6
(45.0)
5
(36.3)
2
(13.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(50.7)
5
(49.3)
6
(56.8)
6
(53.0)
6
(51.4)
5
(41.8)
2
(17.1)
4
(32.9)
3
(23.9)
1
(7.7)
3
(22.5)
4
(29.1)
1
(6.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(162.1)
15
(147.8)
15
(142.1)
11
(97.1)
10
(85.7)
8
(66.9)
11
(94.2)
18
(147.9)
18
(143.2)
14
(107.5)
7
(52.5)
10
(72.7)
13
(90.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
104
(1,054)
111
(1,094)
61
(577.7)
79
(697.6)
60
(514.2)
72
(601.9)
109
(933.5)
88
(722.9)
68
(541.1)
51
(391.4)
51
(382.4)
55
(399.8)
50
(346.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
532
(5,391)
426
(4,198)
303
(2,870)
229
(2,022)
251
(2,151)
312
(2,608)
282
(2,415)
273
(2,243)
288
(2,292)
239
(1,834)
242
(1,814)
210
(1,526)
240
(1,662)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(304.0)
32
(315.3)
32
(303.1)
18
(158.9)
12
(102.8)
9
(75.2)
18
(154.1)
6
(49.3)
7
(55.7)
14
(107.5)
21
(157.4)
24
(174.5)
18
(124.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(50.7)
6
(59.1)
6
(56.8)
6
(53.0)
1
(8.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(25.7)
2
(16.4)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)426.2321.9247.7206.0204.0198.5218.8210.0208.0145.4165.2169.9131.9

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City-data.com crime index in Ferndale, WA

Crime rate in Ferndale detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: German (8.9%), American (7.2%), Dutch (5.4%), English (4.3%), European (4.0%), Norwegian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1907

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 6.22 square miles.

Population density: 2,257 people per square mile   (low).

Ferndale, Washington map

1,695 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America, 3.0% North America, 1.7% Asia, 1.5% Europe).

This city:

12.4%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,514 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,128 (1.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 48.85 N, Longitude: 122.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -374 (-2.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,504 (22.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Ferndale, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ferndale, WA in 2017
Ferndale satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Washington:

5.2%
Historical population in Ferndale, WA
Historical housing units in Ferndale, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +2,844 (+48.1%).
Most common industries in Ferndale, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Wood products (4.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.3%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Ferndale, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.4%)

Average climate in Ferndale, Washington

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Ferndale, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.263. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.263
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.57. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.57
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Ferndale-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 110% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 110.7 miles away from Ferndale center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 121.7 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 127.3 miles away from the city center
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) 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
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whatcom County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ferndale topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ferndale:

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

Other hospitals and 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)
  • NOR BELL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • BELLINGHAM HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • MT BAKER KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • NEEDHAMS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BELLINGHAM, 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ferndale:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 6 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 10 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 32 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 61 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Peninsula College (about 65 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 73 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 77 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)

Public high schools in Ferndale:

Private high school in Ferndale:

  • PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL NW (Students: 18, Location: 5942 PORTAL WAY, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ferndale:

Private elementary/middle school in Ferndale:

  • PIONEER MEADOWS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 81, Location: 2377 DOUGLAS DR, Grades: PK-6)
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Points of interest:

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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).

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

Whatcom County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

CENTRAL CITY WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 285, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
BELFERN WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 219, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ALDERGROVE WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform
DOUBLE L MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 58, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • BELL BAY JACKSON WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 350, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
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
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

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

For population 15 years and over in Ferndale:

Marital status in Ferndale, WA
  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Ferndale:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ferndale
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ferndale, WA (based on Whatcom County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,842105
Catholic13,3976
Mainline Protestant9,85939
Other8,71433
Orthodox3702
None142,958-
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: 34
This 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.
Washington:

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

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.
Washington:

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

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Whatcom County:

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.1%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Whatcom County:

14.4%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ferndale:

46.7%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.9%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ferndale:

22.8%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ferndale:

10.0%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ferndale:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.1%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Ferndale:

54.1%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.6%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ferndale, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$117,400$82,8710$0
Other Government Administration 11$61,780$67,3960$0
Sewerage 8$38,128$57,1920$0
Water Supply 7$36,660$62,8460$0
Streets and Highways 4$22,972$68,9160$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,716$46,2960$0
Police - Other 2$8,112$48,6720$0
Financial Administration 2$12,504$75,0240$0
Natural Resources 1$5,274$63,2880$0
Correction 1$5,132$61,5840$0
Judicial and Legal 1$4,394$52,7281$928
Totals for Government 56$320,072$68,5871$928

Ferndale government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,249,000 ($160.35)
    Regular Highways: $1,650,000 ($117.64)
    General - Other: $590,000 ($42.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $164,000 ($11.69)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,501,000 ($178.31)
    Water Utilities: $1,104,000 ($78.71)
    Sewerage: $921,000 ($65.66)
    Regular Highways: $910,000 ($64.88)
    Central Staff Services: $880,000 ($62.74)
    General - Other: $792,000 ($56.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $383,000 ($27.31)
    Financial Administration: $379,000 ($27.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $366,000 ($26.09)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $236,000 ($16.83)
    Corrections - Other: $92,000 ($6.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($1.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $488,000 ($34.79)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $1,099,000 ($78.35)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $205,000 ($14.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $5,001,000 ($356.55)
    Sewerage: $857,000 ($61.10)
    General - Other: $92,000 ($6.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($1.43)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($0.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,007,000 ($285.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $73,000 ($5.20)

Ferndale government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,380,000 ($240.98)
    Other: $385,000 ($27.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $110,000 ($7.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $371,000 ($26.45)
    Fines and Forfeits: $158,000 ($11.26)
    Special Assessments: $72,000 ($5.13)
    Interest Earnings: $36,000 ($2.57)
    Rents: $33,000 ($2.35)
    General Revenue - Other: $24,000 ($1.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,286,000 ($162.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,289,000 ($91.90)
    Highways: $1,233,000 ($87.91)
    General Local Government Support: $145,000 ($10.34)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $2,452,000 ($174.82)
    Property: $2,106,000 ($150.15)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,631,000 ($116.28)
    Other License: $595,000 ($42.42)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $315,000 ($22.46)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $258,000 ($18.39)
    Other Selective Sales: $69,000 ($4.92)

Ferndale government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,975,000 ($1638.03)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,555,000 ($1180.31)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,216,000 ($585.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,796,000 ($128.05)

Ferndale government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,422,000 ($243.98)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,888,000 ($419.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $76,000 ($5.42)

6.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,127 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  1.01% ($59,114 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.55% ($54,871)
from Skagit County, WA  0.52% ($47,402)


5.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,517 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.21%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  0.93% ($46,713 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.56% ($48,462)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.51% ($43,551)
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

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.)
Ferndale fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Ferndale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 502ft / 153mTotal length
  • $75,789,000Total costs
  • 434,666Total average daily traffic
  • 32,012Total average daily truck traffic
  • 337,036Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ferndale, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ferndale, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ferndale)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Ferndale, WA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 220 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ferndale)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 37 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ferndale)
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 in Ferndale, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ferndale, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 105. The highest number of fires - 161 took place in 2003, and the least - 46 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ferndale, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.7%), and Structure Fires (38.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ferndale, WA
    • 76142.7%Outside Fires
    • 67938.1%Structure Fires
    • 26715.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 764.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ferndale, WA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ferndale, Washington:

  • Silver Reef Hotel, Casino & Spa, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, Washington 98248 , Phone: (360) 383-0777, Fax: (360) 312-0504
  • Super 8 Ferndale, 5788 Barrett Rd, Ferndale, Washington 98248 , Phone: (360) 384-8881, Fax: (360) 380-1930
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ferndale, Washington
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ferndale, WA
  • 76.4%Utility gas
  • 20.6%Electricity
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ferndale, WA
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 23.4%Utility gas
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood


Ferndale compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
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