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. 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 $51,826.00.
Fernley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.86%), sales jobs (9.13%), and food service (6.49%).
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 31.64 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
For most residents of Fernley, getting to work requires a car. In fact, 73.67% of people in Fernley drive alone to work on most days, making Fernley a very car-oriented city. In general, car-oriented communities tend to emphasize streets, highways, and ease of parking, often to the detriment of walkability. Strip centers are a feature of Fernley’s landscape.
Being a small city, Fernley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Fernley are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.07% of adults in Fernley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Fernley in 2010 was $22,846, which is lower middle income relative to Nevada, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,384 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 Asian. Fernley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.84% 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.