Population: 21,016

Male 50% Female 50%
Married 42%
Single 58%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Ferndale has a low population density. Ferndale is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

5,417 Ferndale
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 5/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Ferndale, MI, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Ferndale, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Ferndale has a population density of 5,417, with 21,016 current residents.

Out of the 21,016 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 42% of the residents are married and 58% are single.



Air quality

Average air quality


  • 48% Sun
  • 30% Rain
  • 33% Snow


51°F average temperature

  • 62 years Median home age
  • $70,090 Median home price
  • -21.06% Home appreciation rate
  • 13.73% Annual property tax
  • 66.7%
    Homes owned
  • 27.7%
    Homes rented
  • 5.6%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Ferndale, the air quality is 61% and the weather, on average, is 48% sunny, 30% rainy, and 33% snowy. The average temperature is 51°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Ferndale, you should know that 66.7% of homes are owned while 27.7% of homes are rented, and 5.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $70,090, the median age of homes is 62 years, the annual home appreciation is -21.06% and the annual property tax is 13.73%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Ferndale, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Ferndale’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Ferndale is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 56.42% Democratic, 41.94% Republican, and 1.65% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:295


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 85%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 18%
    Bachelors degree
  • 8%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Ferndale, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 15.00% of residents are unemployed in Ferndale (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Ferndale residents: 12.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 24.28% are in the arts and sciences field, 14.1% are in the customer service field, 26% are in the sales field, 0.20% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 14.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:295. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 85.01%, 5.84% of residents have an associate’s degree, 18.45% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.16% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Ferndale, you should be aware that the average commute time is 24 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Ferndale have a few different options. 87% of commuters use their own cars, 7% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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