Ferndale Station platform.
Location of Ferndale, Maryland
|• Total||4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)|
|• Land||4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||79 ft (24 m)|
|• Density||4,212/sq mi (1,626.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 ( Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer ( DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0590203|
Ferndale is located at  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.(39.188065, -76.635810)
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. 
As of the census  of 2000, there were 16,056 people, 6,240 households, and 4,286 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,951.8 people per square mile (1,526.9/km²). There were 6,443 housing units at an average density of 1,585.8 per square mile (612.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP 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 out 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.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.5% 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 income for a household in the CDP was $45,816, and the median income for a family was $51,289. Males had a median income of $38,068 versus $28,892 for females. The per capita income for the CDP 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.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ferndale CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Ferndale, Maryland
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.