Ferndale, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ferndale, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Ferndale Census Designated Place had a population of 17,315 as of July 1, 2017. Ferndale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ferndale is located at latitude 39.187 and longitude -76.633 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Ferndale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Ferndale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389079) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ferndale Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anne Arundel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ferndale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ferndale: Wellhams.

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Ferndale, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,315
Daytime Population: Workers 6,616
Daytime Population: Residents 8,132
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,748
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 17,300
Population in Familes 13,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 4,356
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $68,666
Average Household Income $79,065
Per Capita Income $29,474


Total Housing Units 6,858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,741 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,708 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 409 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $258,044
Average Home Value $272,294


Total Households 6,449
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 4,321
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.65%
Households 0.32% 0.55%
Families 0.16% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Ferndale, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ferndale to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 81 85th
Population Density # 75 86th
Diversity Index # 104 80th
Median Household Income # 259 50th
Per Capita Income # 328 37th

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