Ferndale, MI 48220 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48220: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ferndale, MI 48220

Acceptable Alternative
Detroit, MI 48220

Not Acceptable, USPS
Royal Oak Twp, MI 48220

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,146
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,041
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 911
  • County: Oakland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.459, Longitude -83.139
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ferndale, MI 48220 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,353
Population in Households 22,288
Population in Familes 14,025
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density1 4,999
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 10,691
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 4,872
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,779 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,537 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,154 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,088 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $101,187
Average Home Value $118,078


Median Household Income $49,892
Average Household Income $60,981
Per Capita Income $29,247
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.32%
Households 0.16% 0.42%
Families -0.19% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.

Ferndale, MI 48220 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48220 to the other 987 ZIP Codes in Michigan 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 # 160 84th
Population Density1 # 34 97th
Diversity Index2 # 115 88th
Median Household Income # 421 57th
Per Capita Income # 212 79th

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