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. Much of the housing stock in Fernley was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fernley economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fernley, where the median household income is $54,036.00.

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 (15.32%), sales jobs (10.18%), and teaching (7.69%).

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 30.42 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 citizens of Fernley are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.78% of adults in Fernley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Fernley in 2010 was $23,381, which is middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,524 for a family of four. However, Fernley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fernley is a somewhat 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 15.45% 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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