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Ferndale is a city in Humboldt County, in the Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after the home of settler Stephen William Shaw; another says it stems from the growth of ferns here.
The latitude of Ferndale is 40.576N. The longitude is -124.262W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,388.
Construction of railroads and, later Highway 101, ended Ferndale's importance as a transportation center.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ferndale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Humboldt County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95536 ZIP code.
15% of Ferndale residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ferndale ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ferndale was $21,727, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Ferndale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Ferndale include Fern Cottage Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Ferndale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $482. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,148.
Libraries in Ferndale include Ferndale Library ... View libraries
Humboldt County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ferndale political report.
The average commute time for Ferndale workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Ferndale include Collingwood Inn.
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