Ferndale, MI

Ferndale profile

Living in Ferndale

Ferndale is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 20,033 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Ferndale is the 67th largest community in Michigan.

Ferndale is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ferndale is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ferndale who work in management occupations (12.57%), office and administrative support (10.37%), and business and financial occupations (9.32%).

Of important note, Ferndale is also a city of artists. Ferndale has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ferndale’s character.

Also of interest is that Ferndale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Ferndale ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Ferndale, 48.27% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Ferndale in 2018 was $44,266, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,064 for a family of four. However, Ferndale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ferndale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ferndale include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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