Ferndale, WA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 8,758. Estimated population in July 2020: 9,977 (+13.9% change)
Males: 4,281 (48.9%), Females: 4,477 (51.1%)

Whatcom County

Zip code: 98248

Median resident age: 32.0 years
Median household income: $36,375
Median house value: $140,200

Races in Ferndale:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.2%)
  • Hispanic (9.0%)
  • Other race (5.3%)
  • American Indian (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (3.8%)
  • Black (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)
  • Filipino (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (14.4%), English (10.0%), Irish (9.5%), Norwegian (6.7%), Dutch (4.9%), United States (4.8%).

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 6.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Ferndale

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ferndale city

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

13.7% Foreign born (4.2% Europe, 3.7% Latin America, 3.1% North America, 2.6% Asia).

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

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Ferndale:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ferndale:

  • BELLINGHAM INTL (about 6 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Abbreviation: BLI)
  • SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD) (about 69 miles; EVERETT, WA; Abbreviation: PAE)
  • WILLIAM R FAIRCHILD INTL (about 80 miles; PORT ANGELES, WA; Abbreviation: CLM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ferndale:

  • LYNDEN (about 12 miles; LYNDEN, WA; Abbreviation: 38W)
  • BLAINE MUNI (about 13 miles; BLAINE, WA; Abbreviation: 4W6)
  • FLOATHAVEN (about 20 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Abbreviation: 0W7)
Amtrak station near Ferndale:

  • 11 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 and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ferndale:

  • WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Full-time enrollment: 11,889)
  • WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,656)
  • SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; MT VERNON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,420)
  • EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; EVERETT, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,970)
  • EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; LYNNWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,953)
  • PENINSULA COLLEGE (about 77 miles; PORT ANGELES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 79 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,526)

Schools

Public high school in Ferndale:

  • FERNDALE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,534; Location: 5830 GOLDEN EAGLE DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ferndale:

  • EAGLERIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 568; Location: 2651 THORNTON ROAD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SKYLINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 491; Location: 2225 THORNTON ROAD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEM (Students: 460; Location: 5780 HENDRICKSON ROAD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 459; Location: 6051 VISTA DRIVE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • HORIZON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 411; Location: 2671 THORNTON ROAD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • NORTH BELLINGHAM ELEM (Students: 409; Location: 5275 NORTHWEST ROAD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 301; Location: 5610 SECOND AVENUE; Grades: KG – 06)