Fernley, NV
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Fernley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 19,418 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 $52,001.00.

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 (15.10%), sales jobs (9.79%), and food service (6.62%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Fernley has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Fernley a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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.

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 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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