Fernley, NV Profile: Facts & Data


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Fernley, Nevada - Basic Facts

The City of Fernley had a population of 21,032 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Fernley, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,032
Population in Households 20,987
Population in Familes 17,787
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 172
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $57,229
Average Household Income $66,188
Per Capita Income $24,311


Total Housing Units 8,594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,750 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,849 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 995 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $177,547
Average Home Value $212,906


Total Households 7,599
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 5,575
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.0% 1.31%
Households 0.92% 1.26%
Families 0.83% 1.21%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 2018 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 Density # 63 53rd
Diversity Index # 57 57th
Median Household Income # 51 62nd
Per Capita Income # 82 38th

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