Fernley, NV
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Fernley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 19,588 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fernley is the eighth largest community in Nevada. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fernley, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Fernley, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fernley’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fernley does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $52,001.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fernley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.10%), sales jobs (9.79%), and food service (6.62%).

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.

One downside of living in Fernley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fernley, the average commute to work is 30.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Fernley 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.

The percentage of adults in Fernley who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.68% of the adults in Fernley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fernley in 2010 was $23,189, which is middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,756 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 15.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fernley include 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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