Forks, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forks, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Forks had a population of 3,715 as of July 1, 2018. Forks ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forks is located at latitude 47.9526 and longitude -124.3906 in Clallam County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forks (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clallam County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 305 feet.

The City of Forks (GNIS ID: 2410520) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Forks is located within Forks Division of Clallam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forks population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Forks, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,715
Population in Households 3,642
Population in Familes 2,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density2 902
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $44,515
Average Household Income $53,558
Per Capita Income $19,649


Total Housing Units 1,426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 912 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 401 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $134,886
Average Home Value $160,926


Total Households 1,313
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 886
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.61% 0.81%
Households 0.46% 0.72%
Families 0.52% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Forks, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forks to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 228 64th
Population Density # 317 50th
Diversity Index # 52 92nd
Median Household Income # 502 20th
Per Capita Income # 580 8th

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