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Income/capita 4%
Household income 26%
Unemployment 29%
IndexFerndaleCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$28,553$31,458$29,829
Median household income$41,042$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,194$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,083$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$30,781$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$14,886$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level9.1%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Ferndale is 4% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Ferndale is 26% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Ferndale is 29% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Ferndale is 40% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $27,358$41,042$82,084
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Ferndale median earnings by income bracket

      Ferndale employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry18.5%2.4%
      Manufacturing sector1.6%11.9%
      Financial & insurance services4.4%8.3%
      Wholesale & retail services19.9%25.3%
      Public administration2.7%1.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%0.0%
      Education, health & social services7.9%24.9%
      Other37.1%37.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bayview CDP (Contra Costa County), CA1,753$79,33843%
      Hydesville, CA1,158$63,75015%
      Myrtletown, CA5,320$62,38413%
      Humboldt Hill, CA3,710$55,0760%
      Fairhaven, CA181$53,5003%
      Ferndale, CA1,419$41,04226%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Banner Hill, TN1,419$20,63463%
      North Ballston Spa, NY1,419$55,6941%
      Bonduel, WI1,420$44,70219%
      Dysart, IA1,418$60,68210%
      Park River, ND1,420$45,17918%
      Ferndale, CA1,419$41,04226%
      Source: The Ferndale, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).