Fernley, Nevada

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Population in 2014: 19,204 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +124.8%
Males: 9,559  (49.8%)
Females: 9,645  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  38.2 years
Nevada median age:  37.1 years

Zip codes: 89408.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,467 (it was $44,695 in 2000)
Fernley:

$51,467
NV:

$51,230

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,726 (it was $18,622 in 2000)

Fernley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $129,816 (it was $111,100 in 2000)
Fernley:

$129,816
NV:

$165,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $145,878; Detached houses: $152,028; Townhouses or other attached units: $86,993; Mobile homes: $65,742

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,032.

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  • Races in Fernley, NV (2013)

    Fernley races chart
    • 14,27772.8%White alone
    • 3,44617.6%Hispanic
    • 6133.1%Two or more races
    • 4812.5%Asian alone
    • 2661.4%American Indian alone
    • 2281.2%Black alone
    • 730.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fernley: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Fernley, NV City Guides:

Ancestries: German (13.0%), English (12.2%), Irish (9.5%), United States (4.9%), Italian (2.4%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated on 07/01/2001

Elevation: 4153 feet

Land area: 35.4 square miles.

Population density: 542 people per square mile   (low).

Fernley,NV real estate house value index trend

Fernley, Nevada map

For population 25 years and over in Fernley:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fernley CDP:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

1,379 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America, 0.9% North America).

This place:

7.1%
Nevada:

19.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,273 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,410 (1.2%)

Fernley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sparks, NV (27.9 miles , pop. 66,346).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (140.9 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (384.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Wadsworth, NV (2.1 miles ), Silver Springs, NV (4.0 miles ), Stagecoach, NV (4.2 miles ), Nixon, NV (4.2 miles ), Pyramid Lake, NV (4.5 miles ), Warm Springs-Truckee Canyon, NV (4.8 miles ), Carson Sink, NV (4.9 miles) , Fallon, NV (5.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 94 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2005: 85 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2006: 186 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2007: 123 buildings, average cost: $147,900
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $198,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.60 N, Longitude: 119.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,361 (-12.2%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,629 (37.0%)

Area code: 775

Fernley household income distribution Fernley home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.2%
Nevada:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Fernley, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Fernley-area historical earthquake activity is near Nevada state average. It is 727% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fernley topographic map

airports located in Fernley:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fernley:

  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 31 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 6,919)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 33 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Western Nevada College (about 42 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • Sierra College (about 121 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 122 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • Yuba College (about 129 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Butte College (about 130 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Fernley:

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Notable locations in Fernley: Lyon County Complex (A), North Lyon County Fire Protection District (B), North Lyon County Fire Protection District Station 2 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Fernley: Fernley Out-of-Town Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Fernley Super 8 Motel (1350 Newlands Drive West) (1), Lazy Inn (325 East Main Street) (2), Lahontan Motel (135 East Main Street) (3), Best Western Fernley Inn (1405 East Newlands Drive) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Lyon County - Justice Court (555 East Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Lyon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 87.8. This is about average.

City:

87.8
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 39.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.9%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.5% for Black residents, 10.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.5% for American Indian residents, 3.6% for other race residents, 2.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.9%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.9%
Whole state:  8.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
45 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Fernley, Nevada environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Fernley (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Fernley Village Marketplace Branch at 1480 Us Hwy 95a N, branch established on 1990/03/26. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Fernley Branch at 1400 E Newlands Dr, branch established on 1889/01/01. 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
  • Nevada State Bank: Fernley Branch at 250 Highway 95a, branch established on 1979/04/09. Info updated 2009/04/21: Bank assets: $4,101.1 mil, Deposits: $3,546.3 mil, headquarters in Las Vegas, NV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 53 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Nevada average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fernley CDP (based on Lyon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,7244
Other3,6209
Evangelical Protestant3,16930
Mainline Protestant3394
None41,128-
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: 6
Lyon County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Lyon County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Lyon County:

4.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.8%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lyon County:

27.7%
Nevada:

24.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.9%
State:

13.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.7%
Nevada:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.3%
Nevada:

45.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.0%
Nevada:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fernley:

9.8%
Nevada:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Nevada:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fernley:

34.1%
Nevada:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

55.7%
Nevada:

55.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.5%
Nevada:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fernley, NV 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
Financial Administration 6$26,059$52,1180$0
Other Government Administration 13$45,894$42,3640$0
Judicial and Legal 4$19,645$58,9350$0
Streets and Highways 3$10,459$41,8360$0
Sewerage 3$12,894$51,5760$0
Parks and Recreation 6$20,860$41,7200$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$9,560$57,3600$0
Water Supply 14$58,895$50,4810$0
Other and Unallocable 4$22,990$68,9700$0
Totals for Government 55$227,256$49,5830$0

9.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.76%
Nevada average:

5.67%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($228 average AGI)
Lyon County:

0.06%
Nevada average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washoe County, NV  2.09% ($35,094 average AGI)
from Carson City, NV  1.67% ($34,827)
from Churchill County, NV  0.55% ($36,107)


10.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.78%
Nevada average:

5.77%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($326 average AGI)
Lyon County:

0.07%
Nevada average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washoe County, NV  3.06% ($34,699 average AGI)
to Carson City, NV  1.97% ($35,029)
to Churchill County, NV  0.42% ($29,937)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fernley:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLV (980 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FALLON, NV; Owner: LAHONTAN VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KIHM (920 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KQLO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOL)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPTL (1300 AM; 5 kW; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CASINO RADIO, LLC)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fernley:

  • KRNG (101.3 FM; FALLON, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSOC, INC)
  • KRNG-FM1 (101.3 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSN INC)
  • KNHK (92.9 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KBUL-FM (98.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNEV (95.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHXR (94.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KUNR (88.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO)
  • KNIS (91.3 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KWNZ (97.3 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSJ (94.7 FM; FAIR OAKS, CA; Owner: ENTERCOM SACRAMENTO LICENSE, LLC)
  • K273AF (102.5 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: EDDIE FLOYD)
  • K285EQ (104.9 FM; VERDI, NV; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Fernley:

  • K35FL (Channel 35; SILVER SPRINGS, NV; Owner: BROADCAST DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION)
Fernley fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Fernley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 71m233ftTotal length
  • $357,000Total costs
  • 112,123Total average daily traffic
  • 22,455Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fernley, NV

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

FERNLEY PUBLIC WORKS (Address: 595 SILVERLACE BLVD , Population served: 18,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2010)
  • 10 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 97 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 116
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Fernley

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fernley, NV
Most common first names in Fernley, NV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4175.2 years
Robert3873.4 years
James2973.0 years
Mary2676.5 years
Charles2669.9 years
William2272.3 years
Richard2269.4 years
George2171.5 years
Donald1971.0 years
Frank1477.1 years
Most common last names in Fernley, NV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2270.8 years
Smith1673.7 years
Jackson1084.8 years
Miller968.9 years
Jones968.7 years
Taylor978.3 years
Thompson867.8 years
Anderson779.6 years
Craig674.5 years
Moore672.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Fernley, NV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kroger1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Burger King1Starbucks1
Comfort Suites1Subway2
DHL1Super 81
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul2
FedEx3UPS3
H&R Block2Walmart1
Jack In The Box1Wendy's1
KFC1

Fernley compared to Nevada state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
There are 35 pilots and 42 other airmen in this city.
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