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Fernley, Nevada - Basic Facts

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The City of Fernley had a population of 20,314 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fernley is located at latitude 39.5645 and longitude -119.1895 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fernley (see map below) encompass a land area of 122.58 sq. miles and a water area of 6.73 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,160 feet.

The City of Fernley (GNIS ID: 2410499) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fernley is located within Fernley Division of Lyon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fernley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fernley, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,314
Population in Households 20,269
Population in Familes 17,017
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 166
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 7,371
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 5,425
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,283 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,774 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,597 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 912 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $156,861
Average Home Value $202,437


Median Household Income $53,495
Average Household Income $64,943
Per Capita Income $23,986
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 0.84%
Households 0.72% 0.81%
Families 0.66% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fernley, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fernley to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 89th
Population Density1 # 67 50th
Diversity Index2 # 56 58th
Median Household Income # 56 58th
Per Capita Income # 80 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nevada Census Data Comparison Tool.