Ferndale, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ferndale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ferndale had a population of 1,617 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Ferndale, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,617
Daytime Population: Workers 376
Daytime Population: Residents 825
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,201
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 1,617
Population in Familes 1,261
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,159
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $40,246
Average Household Income $47,365
Per Capita Income $21,149


Total Housing Units 799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 474 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 248 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $75,993
Average Home Value $83,281


Total Households 722
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 453
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.16% -0.69%
Households -0.08% -0.62%
Families -0.18% -0.67%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 2017 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 # 734 58th
Population Density # 233 87th
Diversity Index # 1057 40th
Median Household Income # 1439 18th
Per Capita Income # 1522 14th

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