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Ferndale, Washington
(Whatcom County)

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Welcome to Ferndale ...

The city of Ferndale is located in Whatcom County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Ferndale has a population of 14,026 people<1> (see below for details).

Ferndale is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Ferndale lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Ferndale: (360)

The ZIP code for Ferndale: 98248<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ferndale had a population of 11,415 people (which is 5.68% of the total population of Whatcom County). This makes Ferndale the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Ferndale represents 0.17% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 70th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,415 people, the population of Ferndale increased 30.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,758 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ferndale had an population of 14,026 people. This is an increase of 22.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 60.15% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Ferndale ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ferndale and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Abbotsford (BC)   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Aldergrove (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Langley (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
White Rock (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bellingham   [Map]   89,045   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Blaine   [Map]   5,311   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ferndale.

Communities Also Named Ferndale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Washington communities named Ferndale: This one is located in Whatcom County and the other is located in King County.

Beyond Washington, 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, Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina (3) and West Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ferndale. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ferndale.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ferndale:

Websites for Ferndale ...

Official Website:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ferndale.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ferndale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ferndale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ferndale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ferndale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ferndale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ferndale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ferndale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.8525, Longitude: -122.5963     [Map].

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