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  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Ferndale is a town in Washington with a population of 14,043. Ferndale is in Whatcom County. Living in Ferndale offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Ferndale and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ferndale are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$300,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$996
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    90
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    13.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    6.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    346.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,662.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    124.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

Working in Ferndale

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,074
National
$62,843

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