Ferndale

City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States

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Ferndale is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. An inner-ring suburb of Detroit on the Woodward Corridor, Ferndale borders Detroit to the north, roughly 10 miles (16.1 km) northwest of downtown Detroit. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 19,190.[4]

Ferndale, Michigan
City of Ferndale
Top-to-bottom: Downtown Ferndale looking south toward Detroit, Ferndale City Hall
Location within Oakland County
Location within Oakland County
Ferndale is located in Michigan
Ferndale
Ferndale
Location within the State of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°27′38″N 83°08′05″W / 42.46056°N 83.13472°W / 42.46056; -83.13472
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyOakland
Incorporated1918 (village)
1927 (city)
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorMelanie Piana
 • ManagerJoseph Gacioch
Area
 • City3.88 sq mi (10.04 km2)
 • Land3.88 sq mi (10.04 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
646 ft (197 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City19,190
 • Density4,949.70/sq mi (1,911.03/km2)
 • Metro
4,392,041 (Metro Detroit)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48220
Area code(s)248
FIPS code26-27880[2]
GNIS feature ID0625911[3]
WebsiteOfficial website

Ferndale is well-known for its downtown, as well as its position as the hub of the LGBTQ+ community in Metro Detroit, and a center of progressive politics.[5]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ferndale, Michigan
  4. ^ "US Census QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  5. ^ Case, Wendy. "Affirming Ferndale". Metro Times. Retrieved 2013-12-04.

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