Fernley, NV
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Fernley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 20,692 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 $57,292.00.

Unlike some cities, Fernley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fernley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fernley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fernley who work in office and administrative support (15.90%), sales jobs (8.40%), and food service (6.22%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Fernley has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Fernley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Fernley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Fernley may be for you.

Being a small city, Fernley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Fernley with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.90% of adults in Fernley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fernley in 2010 was $25,072, which is middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,288 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 Black or African-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 18.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fernley include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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


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