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Welcome to Ferndale ...

Ferndale is located in Cambria County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Ferndale, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Ferndale, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ferndale has a population of 1,494 people<3> (see below for details).

Ferndale is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ferndale lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ferndale is located in the (814) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ferndale had an population of 1,494 people. This is a decrease of 8.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ferndale had a population of 1,636 people. This makes Ferndale the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Ferndale represents 0.01% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 483rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,636 people, the population of Ferndale decreased 10.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,834 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ferndale.

Communities Also Named Ferndale ...

While we believe that this Ferndale is located in Cambria County, we know of another 5 Pennsylvania communities named Ferndale. Those communities are located in the following counties: Bucks, Chester, Lehigh, Northumberland and Schuylkill County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 34 communities that are also named Ferndale - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan (2), Montana, New Brunswick, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (4), Oregon, South Carolina (3), Washington (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ferndale.

Communities near Ferndale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ferndale.

  • Windber
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Ebensburg
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Nanty Glo
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Portage
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Ligonier
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Boswell
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boswell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boswell
    • Boswell is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,180 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boswell <5>
  • East Conemaugh
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Conemaugh have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Conemaugh
    • East Conemaugh is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,090 people
  • Central City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
    • Central City is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,021 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City <5>
  • Paint
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint
    • Paint is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
  • South Fork
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ferndale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ferndale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ferndale. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ferndale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ferndale. See our Newspapers Page for Ferndale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ferndale ...

Looking for more information about Ferndale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ferndale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ferndale.

Adding Ferndale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ferndale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ferndale was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ferndale on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ferndale.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ferndale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cambria County: www.co.cambria.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Cambria, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ferndale.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ferndale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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