Ferndale, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ferndale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ferndale had a population of 1,619 as of July 1, 2016. Ferndale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ferndale is located at latitude 40.2905 and longitude -78.9198 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ferndale (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The Borough of Ferndale (GNIS ID: 1215020) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ferndale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ferndale, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,619
Population in Households 1,619
Population in Familes 1,265
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,164
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 727
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 456
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 252 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $72,398
Average Home Value $78,368


Median Household Income $39,211
Average Household Income $45,507
Per Capita Income $20,435
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.42%
Households 0.02% -0.25%
Families -0.1% -0.35%
Median Household Income   -0.97%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ferndale, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ferndale to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 736 58th
Population Density1 # 231 87th
Diversity Index2 # 1024 42nd
Median Household Income # 1410 20th
Per Capita Income # 1508 14th

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