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Forks is a city in Clallam County, in the Port Angeles metro area.

The community was named for its location at the forks of the Calawah, Soleduck and Bogachiel rivers.

The latitude of Forks is 47.950N. The longitude is -124.384W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 305 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,176.


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Median household income
Local
$34,280
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Forks demographic reports
Settler Luther Ford and his family arrived in 1878.
Known for its heavy winter rainfall
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Forks Family Festival - Aug. 11-12, 2007
  • Hickory Shirt and Heritage Days - Oct. 1-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Forks web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Rainforest Players
Nearby parks & recreation: Bogachiel State Park, Tillicum Park
Historic sites and museums: Forks Timber Museum

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18% of Forks residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forks ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forks was $13,686, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Forks residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Forks, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $760.


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Libraries in Forks include Forks Public Library ... View libraries

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Clallam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forks political report.

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The average commute time for Forks workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Forks include Kalaloch Lodge.

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