Fernley, NV
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Fernley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 19,863 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 $57,292.00.

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 (15.90%), sales jobs (8.40%), and food service (6.22%).

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.

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

In terms of college education, the citizens of Fernley rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.90% of adults 25 and older in Fernley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Fernley in 2010 was $25,072, which is middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,288 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 Black or African-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 18.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fernley include German, 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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