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Ferndale, Maryland
Ferndale Station platform.
Location of Ferndale, Maryland
Location of Ferndale, Maryland
Country United States
State Maryland
County Anne Arundel
 • Total3.96 sq mi (10.25 km2)
 • Land3.96 sq mi (10.25 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
79 ft (24 m)
 • Total17,091
 • Density4,319.18/sq mi (1,667.83/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code24-28075
GNIS feature ID0590203

Ferndale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 16,746.[2]


Ferndale is located at 39°11′17″N 76°38′9″W / 39.18806°N 76.63583°W / 39.18806; -76.63583 (39.188065, -76.635810)[3] in northern Anne Arundel County, 5 miles (8 km) south of the Baltimore city line. The Ferndale CDP is bounded by Interstate 695 (the Baltimore Beltway) and Cabin Branch (a stream) to the north, by Maryland Route 162 (Aviation Boulevard) to the west, by Maryland Route 176 (Dorsey Road) and 8th Avenue to the south, and by Maryland Route 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway) to the east. Neighboring communities are Linthicum to the northwest, Brooklyn Park to the northeast, and Glen Burnie to the east and south. Baltimore–Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is to the west across Aviation Boulevard.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km2), all land.[2]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ferndale has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

At the 2000 census,[6] there were 16,056 people, 6,240 households and 4,286 families living in the CDP. The population density was 3,951.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,525.8/km2). There were 6,443 housing units at an average density of 1,585.8 per square mile (612.3/km2). The racial makeup was 77.20% White, 15.60% African American, 0.40% Native American, 3.29% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.47% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.11% of the population.

There were 6,240 households, of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.05.

25.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median household income was $45,816 and the median family income was $51,289. Males had a median income of $38,068 and females $28,892. The per capita income was $20,806. About 4.4% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ferndale CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Ferndale, Maryland
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.