Ferndale, Washington 

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Population

13,010

141% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.3%

Median Income

$51,944

Avg. Home Price

$358,500

Best Places to Live in Ferndale, Washington

Small city - East shore of Puget Sound along I-5 in extreme northwest Washington, 25 miles south of Canadian border
Pros
-Nearby recreation
-Pleasant summers
-Attractive setting
Cons
-Economic cycles
-Clouds and rain
-Some crime issues

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What Bert Has To Say About Bellingham Metro Area

Bellingham is a lush, green, rapidly growing and typically Pacific Northwest city about half way between Seattle and Vancouver. Its legacy, still in force to a degree, is as a thriving lumber and paper-mill town and seaport for outbound forest products. Today, the beautiful setting, climate, and relatively low costs for a West Coast location are bringing many migrants to the area. The economy is making the transition from cyclical basic industries to more of a steady new-economy flavor. Some work locally, some make the lengthy commute (likely in carpools) to Seattle and especially its northern suburbs and some telecommute or run small businesses serving clients in the larger cities. There is a strong and growing base of retirees.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Washington
County: Whatcom County
Metro Area: Bellingham Metro Area
City: Ferndale
Zip Codes: 98248
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 68 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Ferndale is 6.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ferndale jobs have increased by 2.25%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Ferndale's cost of living is 25.30% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Ferndale's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Ferndale's population is 13,010 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 141.02%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Ferndale is $358,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.18%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Ferndale public schools spend $10,402 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.5 students per teacher in Ferndale. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Ferndale

It's a good time to buy in Ferndale. Home Appreciation is up 10.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Ferndale Real Estate.

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Reviews for Ferndale   2 Reviews
Soooo Expensive - 6/2/2008
Ferndale is expensive. Its a great place, next to the ocean, safe, close to local Bellingham nightlife, lots of scenery and parks but it's just too unaffordable. I'm a... Read More

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Cost of Living and taxes - 6/6/2007
Our property taxes went up 45% this year. Guess we shouldn't have weeded the yard or mowed the lawn! Gas prices are 40 cents per gallon higher than the national... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN FERNDALE, WASHINGTON
98248
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