Census 2010: Washington › Ferndale

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Square miles: 6.7 Population per sq. mile: 1,726.1

  • 2010 population: 11,415
  • 2000 population: 8,758
  • Total change: 2,657 (30.3%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 39.1%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 34.2 years old

Ferndale population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native2922.6%2242.6%30.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander260.2%220.3%18.2%
Other race5995.2%4655.3%28.8%
Two or more races4754.2%3313.8%43.5%
*Hispanic origin1,37412.0%7909.0%73.9%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 3,321 (29.1%)

Diversity Index: 57.6%

Ages 18+

Population: 8,094 (70.9%)

Diversity Index: 39.1%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native1033.1%1892.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander00.0%260.3%
Other race2337.0%3664.5%
Two or more races2658.0%2102.6%
*Hispanic origin60118.1%7739.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population5,546 (48.6%)
Median age32.9
Population5,869 (51.4%)
Median age35.4
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 101,76315.4%89516.1%86814.8%
10 to 19 years1,90116.7%98617.8%91515.6%
20 to 29 years1,34811.8%64011.5%70812.1%
30 to 39 years1,61214.1%78214.1%83014.1%
40 to 49 years1,60614.1%76413.8%84214.3%
50 to 59 years1,39612.2%68512.4%71112.1%
60 to 69 years9408.2%4387.9%5028.6%
70 to 79 years5064.4%2234.0%2834.8%
80 and older3433.0%1332.4%2103.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.2
Households 3,025 (71.9%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.7
Households 1,185 (28.1%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 1,147 27.2% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 1,114 26.5% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 72 1.7% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 121 2.9% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 209 5.0% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 362 8.6% ...
Single male living alone 407 9.7% n/a
Single female living alone 549 13.0% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 229 5.4% n/a
Total 4,210 100% n/a
Family households 3,025 71.9% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 1,597 37.9% ...
Non-family households 1,185 28.1% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 940 22.3% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.8
Avg. household size2.5
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties2.2%
Renter-occupied properties6.4%
Overall vacancy rate4.9%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant218 4.9%
For rent982.2%
Rented, but unoccupied30.1%
For sale631.4%
Sold, but unoccupied120.3%
Seasonal use only40.1%
Other vacant units380.9%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team