Fernley, NV Neighborhood Information

Browse the data below to find Neighborhood information for Fernley, NV including housing inventory, climate, demographics, crime and more. You will also find a list of neighborhoods (zip codes) in Fernley, NV. Click on one of the Zip links below to get community and neighborhood information specifically for that zip code.

FERNLEY, NV General Overview


Percent of residential dwellings in the area. Below is the chart for ZIP code 89408 in Fernley Nevada.

FERNLEY, NV Climate and Weather


The average high and low temperature chart below serves as a useful measure of climate. Weather Risk suggests the risk of certain weather events occurring in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average. Below are the charts for ZIP code 89408 in Fernley Nevada.

Weather Risk
Weather risks define the relative chance, based on historical occurrence, of specific, potentially damaging, weather events. Weather event data is publicly available from government sources. This data specifies the origin point, and in some cases, the path of these events. To determine risk, a spacial analysis i s performed based on the location, frequency and strength of events within a proximity to an area.

Why is there a high risk if there have never been any hurricanes (tornados, wind events, damaging hail) in this area?
Risk values are tied to areas larger than single zip codes. For example, if a hurricane has never landed in a particular county but has crossed all of the neighboring counties at some point, then a relatively high risk might be determined. Weather events are unpredictable and at a micro level (such as zip codes, towns, and residential neighborhoods) the occurrence of such events appears random. However, if one looks at a larger area - such as a county or region - patterns become more obvious and evident.

What are the sources for hurricane risk?
Hurricane track data was obtained from publicly available USGS records. Atlantic hurricane coverage is from 1896 to the late 1990's, covering a total of 950+ storms. Pacific hurricane coverage is from 1949 to the late 1990's, covering a total of 660+ storms. Storm locations are tracked every six hours while the storm maintains the minimum wind speed required to be classified as a tropical storm. Along with location, the database includes information on wind speed and barometric pressure. The risk indexes are calculated using an area of decreasing severity along the path of the storm track and a width 100 miles to each side.

What are the sources for tornado risk?
Tornado records have been collected and published by the USGS since 1950. Unlike hurricanes, which are always presented as a hurricane path, tornadoes are presented either as a path or as a single touchdown point. Nearly 40,000 individual tornado events have been recorded and were used in the risk analysis. Each tornado point and path was assigned an area of decreasing influence which was then applied in aggregate to each community location.

What are the sources for damaging hail risk?
Damaging hail records are available from the USGS from 1955 and include over 85,000 individual events. Damaging hail is defined as hail of at least 3/4 inch in diameter. Filters were applied to this database to derive relative frequency and intensity measures which were then applied to the community locations.

What are the sources for damaging wind risk?
Wind risk events have been recorded by various agencies since 1955, and include over 115,000 separate events. A damaging event has winds of over 50 knots. Wind events do not include tornados and hurricanes.

What are the sources for earthquake risk?
Quake risk is derived from two primary sources:

  • The epicenter locations of significant earthquakes during this century. The quality of the additional information is significantly improved in recent years. Quakes in the 3.0 range are included only for the very recent past, while large quakes are tracked back to the turn of the century.
  • An area analysis of earthquake risk and damage derived from USGS models.

These influence areas of these sources are then applied to the community locations.

How is total weather risk calculated?
The total weather risk value represents a single index combining damaging wind, hail, hurricane and tornado events. Earthquake risk is not included. This index is based on the relative damage expected from each of the four types of events. The relative influence of each of the four weather event types is not equal and was derived by weighting estimates of total annual damage caused by each type of storm.


FERNLEY, NV Employment


Provides information regarding the economic standing of the area. This may include items such as employment, white collar / blue collar breakdown, and household income averages. Below are the charts for ZIP code 89408 in Fernley Nevada.

Employment and Finance
Provides information regarding the economic standing of the area. This may include items such as employment, white collar / blue collar breakdown, and household income averages.

White Collar / Blue Collar breakdown is largely based upon statistics published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Information about which occupations persons are employed in is analyzed to determine the percentage of the population attributed to each employment type.

For the most part, white collar and blue collar are defined as follows:

  • Workers performing tasks which are considered less physically laborious. These jobs often pay more than blue-collar jobs. Include salaried, professional jobs (lawyers, doctors, etc.) as well as employees in administrative or clerical positions. In many cases, managers of blue-collar workers are included in this group. The term white-collar derives from the traditional white, button down shirts worn by many workers of such professions.
  • Workers, generally considered "working class" who perform manual or technical labor, such as factory assembly work, most construction work, or in technical maintenance "trades".

Income by dollar range
This chart provides the number of households in each income range. Household income includes the income of all members of the household.

INCOME BY DOLLAR RANGE (Median Income: $ 56,010)


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