Ferndale, Washington

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Ferndale, Washington
—  City  —
Location of Ferndale, Washington
Coordinates: 48°50′56″N 122°35′25″W / 48.84889°N 122.59028°W / 48.84889; -122.59028Coordinates: 48°50′56″N 122°35′25″W / 48.84889°N 122.59028°W / 48.84889; -122.59028
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyWhatcom
Government
 • MayorGary Jensen
Area
 • Total6.3 sq mi (16.2 km2)
 • Land6.2 sq mi (16.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation36 ft (11 m)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total11,415
 • Density1,409.1/sq mi (544.1/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code98248
Area code360
FIPS code53-23620[2]
GNIS feature ID1512205[3]
DemonymFerndaler,
Ferndalian[4]
Websitewww.ci.ferndale.wa.us
 
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Ferndale, Washington
—  City  —
Location of Ferndale, Washington
Coordinates: 48°50′56″N 122°35′25″W / 48.84889°N 122.59028°W / 48.84889; -122.59028Coordinates: 48°50′56″N 122°35′25″W / 48.84889°N 122.59028°W / 48.84889; -122.59028
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyWhatcom
Government
 • MayorGary Jensen
Area
 • Total6.3 sq mi (16.2 km2)
 • Land6.2 sq mi (16.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation36 ft (11 m)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total11,415
 • Density1,409.1/sq mi (544.1/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code98248
Area code360
FIPS code53-23620[2]
GNIS feature ID1512205[3]
DemonymFerndaler,
Ferndalian[4]
Websitewww.ci.ferndale.wa.us

Ferndale is a city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. The population was 11,415 at the 2010 census.[1]

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History

First settled in 1872, Ferndale was given its name because of the ferns that once grew around the original school house.[5] Ferndale was originally called Jam because the town was located next to a log jam on the Nooksack River. The original schoolteacher decided it needed a more picturesque name. Ferndale was officially incorporated on March 19, 1907.

Geography

Ferndale is located at 48°50′48″N 122°35′23″W / 48.84667°N 122.58972°W / 48.84667; -122.58972 (48.846670, -122.589720).[6]

The city has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16.2 km²), of which 6.2 square miles (16.1 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) (0.80%) is water.

Climate

Climate data for Ferndale, Washington
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)45
(7)
49
(9)
52
(11)
57
(14)
62
(17)
66
(19)
71
(22)
72
(22)
68
(20)
59
(15)
50
(10)
45
(7)
59.0
(15.0)
Average low °F (°C)32
(0)
35
(2)
37
(3)
41
(5)
46
(8)
51
(11)
54
(12)
54
(12)
49
(9)
42
(6)
37
(3)
33
(1)
44.1
(6.7)
Precipitation inches (mm)4.83
(122.7)
3.56
(90.4)
3.03
(77)
2.75
(69.9)
2.31
(58.7)
1.95
(49.5)
1.37
(34.8)
1.25
(31.8)
1.61
(40.9)
3.25
(82.6)
5.44
(138.2)
4.90
(124.5)
36.25
(920.8)
Source: The Weather Channel [7]

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2009, there were 11,681 people, 3,901 households, and 2,303 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,409.1 people per square mile (543.6/km²). There were 3,292 housing units at an average density of 529.7 per square mile (204.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.85% White, 0.82% African American, 2.56% Native American, 2.43% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 5.31% from other races, and 3.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.02% of the population.

There were 3,147 households, of which 42.2% had children under age 18, 55.3% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77; the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 32.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median household income in the city was $36,375, and the median income for a family was $44,626. Males had a median income of $34,658 versus $25,851 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,982. About 10.4% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Local Culture

Events

Other

Sister city

Ferndale has the following sister city relationship:

Gallery

Notable People From Ferndale

See also

Cherry Point Refinery Dennis Ericson--Former head football coach for Arizona State University

References

  1. ^ a b "Ferndale - Census 2010". Spokane Spokesman Review. http://data.spokesman.com/census/2010/washington/cities/ferndale-wa/. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Sam Taylor (April 28, 2008). "Ferndale Skatepark lightning rod volunteer also manning anti-school bond campaign". The Bellingham Herald. http://blogs.bellinghamherald.com/index.php?blog=12&title=ferndale_skate_park_lightning_rod_volunt&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  5. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. http://books.google.com/books?id=CoWrPQAACAAJ. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Average Weather for Ferndale, WA - Temperature and Precipitation". http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USWA0147. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  8. ^ "Ferndale Chamber of Commerce". http://ferndale-chamber.com/tricktreat.php. 
  9. ^ "Ferndale Chamber of Commerce". http://ferndale-chamber.com/garagesale.php. 
  10. ^ "Ferndale Business Expo". http://www.expo262.com/. 
  11. ^ "Whatcom County Old Settlers Association". http://www.whatcomoldsettlers.com/. 
  12. ^ "Sister Relationships". http://www.ltgov.wa.gov/International/Washington%20Organizations/Sisters/. 

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