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 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%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Fernley is worth considering.
In Fernley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.90 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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 education level of Fernley citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.68% of adults 25 and older in Fernley have a college 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.