Fernley, Nevada

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Coordinates: 39°35′55″N 119°12′54″W / 39.59861°N 119.215°W / 39.59861; -119.215 Fernley is a city in Lyon County, Nevada, United States, within Reno-Sparks-Lake Tahoe metropolitan. The city incorporated in 2001, including land in Washoe County;[1] prior to that it was a census-designated place (CDP). The population of the CDP was 8,543 at the 2000 census; the city itself had an estimated population of 12,673 in 2007, almost all of whom lived in Lyon County.[2]

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Geography

Fernley is located at the intersection of Interstate 80, U.S. Route 50 Alternate, and US 95A. Although it originally spanned the Lyon/Washoe County line, a county boundary change in 2005 left it entirely in Lyon County.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 35.4 sq mi (92 km2), all land.

Climate

Fernley's climate is typical of high desert environments. The winter may bring cold temperatures and some snow, but nothing extreme is normally experienced. Summers are generally hot and very dry. Fernley's average annual rainfall is 5 inches (130 mm) per year.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,543 people, 3,151 households, and 2,366 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 241.2 people per square mile (93.2/km²). There were 3,432 housing units at an average density of 96.9/sq mi (37.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.11% White, 1.00% African American, 1.53% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 3.59% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.87% of the population.

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