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Northfork is a town in McDowell County.
The community was named for its location on the north fork of Elkhorn River
The latitude of Northfork is 37.420N. The longitude is -81.44W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,686 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 468.
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3% of Northfork residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Northfork ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Northfork was $10,001, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Northfork residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Northfork, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $192. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $550.
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McDowell County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Northfork political report.
The average commute time for Northfork workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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