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. 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 $51,826.00.
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 (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.
Residents of Fernley by-and-large get to work each day by driving: 73.67% use their own cars for their daily commute, making it a very car-oriented city. While Fernley may be a convenient place for driving around town, the negative aspect of this is that places that are suitable for walking or bicycling to and from work or stores may be few and far between. In general, car-oriented communities emphasize roads and convenience of driving, but not have a lot of walking-friendly areas to get from home to work, and tend not to have a lot of public transportation options.
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 with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 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.