Ferndale, CA

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Ferndale Profile


Overview

Ferndale is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 1,352 people and just one neighborhood, Ferndale is the 679th largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in Ferndale was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Housing costs in Ferndale are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Ferndale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ferndale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ferndale is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ferndale who work in food service (16.49%), sales jobs (13.06%), and office and administrative support (7.39%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Ferndale is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Ferndale is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Ferndale Demographics

In terms of college education, Ferndale is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.89% of adults in Ferndale have a college degree.

The per capita income in Ferndale in 2018 was $33,545, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,180 for a family of four. However, Ferndale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Ferndale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ferndale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ferndale include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Ferndale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Ferndale, CA HOMES

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TYPE OF Ferndale, CA HOMES

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SIZE OF Ferndale, CA HOMES

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SIZE OF Ferndale, CA HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

Diversity Index

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Occupations

 

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

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Education

 

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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1 in 227

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Ferndale VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

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Ferndale Property CRIMES

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Ferndale Elementary School
164 Shaw Ave.
Ferndale, CA 95536
KG-08
Ferndale High School
1231 Main St.
Ferndale, CA 95536
09-12
Mattole Triple Junction High School
29289 Chambers Rd.
Petrolia, CA 95558
09-12
Mattole Elementary School
29289 Chambers Rd.
Petrolia, CA 95558
KG-08
Fortuna Union High School
379 12th St.
Fortuna, CA 95540
09-12
Eagle Prairie Elementary School
95 Center St.
Rio Dell, CA 95562
KG-05
Monument Middle School
95 Center St.
Rio Dell, CA 95562
06-08
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

FERNDALE UNIFIED


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 55.6% 59.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 48.4% 51.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.3% 7.4%

Educational Expenditures

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MATTOLE UNIFIED


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 17.6% 59.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 17.6% 51.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 7.4%

Educational Expenditures

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