Fernley, NV
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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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fernley, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Fernley, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fernley’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fernley does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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%).

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 31.64 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Fernley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

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.



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