Ferndale, Pennsylvania

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Ferndale, Pennsylvania
Borough
Ferndale is located in Pennsylvania
Ferndale
Ferndale
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
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Settled 1785
Incorporated 1896
Government
 • Type Borough council
Area
 • Total 0.41 sq mi (1.07 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation 1,375 ft (419 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,636
 • Density 4,208/sq mi (1,624.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 15905
Area code(s) 814
Website www.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,[1] 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).[2] 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.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 224
1910 514 129.5%
1920 1,450 182.1%
1930 2,742 89.1%
1940 2,740 −0.1%
1950 2,619 −4.4%
1960 2,717 3.7%
1970 2,482 −8.6%
1980 2,204 −11.2%
1990 2,020 −8.3%
2000 1,834 −9.2%
2010 1,636 −10.8%
Est. 2014 1,575 [3] −3.7%
Sources:[4][5][6]

At the 2000 census,[5] 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.

21.6% of the population were 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 household income was $32,617, and the median family income 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.

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