Fernley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 21,476 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fernley is the eighth largest community in Nevada. Fernley has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fernley, where the median household income is $62,929.00.
Fernley is a blue-collar town, with 37.55% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Fernley is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fernley who work in office and administrative support (12.32%), management occupations (8.31%), and sales jobs (8.18%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Fernley is worth considering.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Fernley rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.17% of adults 25 and older in Fernley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Fernley in 2018 was $27,783, which is middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,132 for a family of four. However, Fernley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fernley is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fernley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fernley residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Fernley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fernley include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Fernley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.