Ferndale, Pennsylvania

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Ferndale, Pennsylvania
Borough
Houses on Franklin Street
Houses on Franklin Street
Location of Ferndale in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Ferndale in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°17′17″N 78°55′05″W / 40.28806°N 78.91806°W / 40.28806; -78.91806Coordinates: 40°17′17″N 78°55′05″W / 40.28806°N 78.91806°W / 40.28806; -78.91806
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyCambria
Settled1785
Incorporated1896
Government
 • TypeBorough council
Area[1]
 • Total0.41 sq mi (1.07 km2)
 • Land0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation1,375 ft (419 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,636
 • Estimate (2016)[2]1,539
 • Density3,956.30/sq mi (1,528.34/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code15905
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-25680
Websitewww.ferndaleborough.com

Ferndale is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,636 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 1,834 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Ferndale is located in southwestern Cambria County at 40°17′17″N 78°55′5″W / 40.28806°N 78.91806°W / 40.28806; -78.91806 (40.287974, -78.918091).[4] It is bordered to the north by the city of Johnstown, to the west by the unincorporated community of Elim, and to the east and south by the Stonycreek River, across which to the south is Riverside.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Ferndale has a total area of 0.41 square miles (1.07 km2), of which 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 6.00%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900224
1910514129.5%
19201,450182.1%
19302,74289.1%
19402,740−0.1%
19502,619−4.4%
19602,7173.7%
19702,482−8.6%
19802,204−11.2%
19902,020−8.3%
20001,834−9.2%
20101,636−10.8%
Est. 20161,539[2]−5.9%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,834 people, 792 households and 521 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,198.2 per square mile (2,023.2/km²). There were 849 housing units at an average density of 2,406.3 per square mile (936.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.47% White, 1.15% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.05% Asian, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 792 households of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $32,617, and the median income for a family was $41,438. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,750. About 4.1% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

Ferndale is located on Pennsylvania Route 403; Route 985 is nearby. The Pennsylvania Turnpike is 26 miles (42 km) to the south in Somerset.

The borough is located on a CSX rail line; the nearest passenger train service is in nearby Johnstown, as is the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ferndale borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.