Ferndale, Washington
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 Demographics of Ferndale

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,758 people, 3,147 households, and 2,303 families residing in the city. The population density was 543.6/km² (1,409.1/mi²). There were 3,292 housing units at an average density of 204.3/km² (529.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.85% White, 0.82% African American, 2.56% Native American, 2.43% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 5.31% from other races, and 3.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.02% of the population.

There were 3,147 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,375, and the median income for a family was $44,626. Males had a median income of $34,658 versus $25,851 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,982. About 10.4% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Major Private Employers:
The BP Cherry Point Refinery: 439
Tosco Refining Corporation: 286
Alcoa Intalco: 935
Ferndale School District: 565
Samson: 126
Haggen Foods: 120
Cost Cutter Foods: 100
Sauder Wood Products: 80
Cascade Prosthetics & Orthotics: 80
Botanical Labs: 73
City of Ferndale: 73
Ferndale Grain: 43
Tenaska: 22

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