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People

Total Population 3,693
Male Share of the Population 55.2%
Female Share of the Population 44.8%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 1,524
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 41.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,771
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.7%
Median Gross Rent $622
Median House Value $122,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 14.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Forks Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 95 miles W of Shoreline, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles W of Seattle, Washington
County Clallam
Standard Zip Codes 98331
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.95
Longitude -124.384

Forks Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FORKS 1 E
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 50 to 70 F
Oct Temp 42 to 59 F
Annual Precip 121.7 inches
Station QUILLAYUTE AP
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 47 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 49 to 68 F
Oct Temp 41 to 59 F
Annual Precip 101.7 inches
Station ELWHA R S
Distance 37.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 41 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 49 to 72 F
Oct Temp 40 to 56 F
Annual Precip 55.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Forks, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bogachiel (98331)

Clearwater (98331)

Kalalock (98331)

Queets (98331)

Upper Hoh (98331)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Forks High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

FORKS HIGH SCHOOL
261 SOUTH SPARTAN AVENUE
360-374-6262
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 319 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

FORKS ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
161 EAST E STREET
360-374-6262
A Non-traditional School
Serves 66 students.

DISTRICT RUN HOME SCHOOL
382 SOUTH FORKS AVENUE
360-374-6262
A Non-traditional School
Serves 48 students.

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