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Ferrum is in Franklin County, in the Roanoke metro area.
The community name derives from Latin for "iron."
The latitude of Ferrum is 36.922N. The longitude is -80.013W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,296 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,313.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ferrum demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24088 ZIP code.
9% of Ferrum residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ferrum ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ferrum was $12,276, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Ferrum residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Ferrum, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $193. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $819.
Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ferrum political report.
The average commute time for Ferrum workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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