Forks, Washington

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Population in 2014: 3,717 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.1%
 
Males: 2,006  (54.0%)
Females: 1,711  (46.0%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98331.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,783 (it was $34,280 in 2000)
Forks:

$36,783
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,761 (it was $13,686 in 2000)

Forks city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $126,932 (it was $75,500 in 2000)
Forks:

$126,932
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $134,768; Detached houses: $162,789; Mobile homes: $41,371

Median gross rent in 2013: $600.

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  • Races in Forks, WA (2013)

    Forks races chart
    • 2,66873.6%White alone
    • 54214.9%Hispanic
    • 2667.3%American Indian alone
    • 681.9%Two or more races
    • 671.8%Asian alone
    • 330.9%Black alone

Races in Forks detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Forks: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (14.0%), German (13.8%), Swedish (10.1%), English (8.7%), United States (5.0%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1945

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 3.12 square miles.

Population density: 1,190 people per square mile   (low).

Forks,WA real estate house value index trend

Forks, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Forks:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forks city:

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

409 residents are foreign born (9.0% Latin America).

This city:

11.2%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,458 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,048 (1.2%)

Forks satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Shoreline, WA (95.9 miles , pop. 53,025).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (97.9 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1008.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: West End, WA (4.3 miles ), Clallam Bay-Neah Bay, WA (4.4 miles ), Clallam Bay, WA (4.7 miles ), Sekiu, WA (4.7 miles) , Queets, WA (5.3 miles) , Neah Bay, WA (5.5 miles ), Crescent, WA (5.6 miles ), Quinault Reservation, WA (6.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $67,200
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $106,300
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $295,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $295,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $205,400
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $256,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $196,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.95 N, Longitude: 124.38 W

Area code: 360

Forks household income distribution Forks home values distribution

Crime rates in Forks by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000210100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.061.129.90.027.90.00.0
Rapes 0202627531114
per 100,000 0.062.60.062.4184.861.6217.3152.689.727.927.926.7107.4
Robberies 0010115202032
per 100,000 0.00.031.10.030.830.8155.261.10.055.80.080.153.7
Assaults 3378618271711113812
per 100,000 93.493.9217.9249.8184.8554.0838.2518.9328.8306.783.6213.7322.1
Burglaries 48534351494427231516351723
per 100,000 1,493.91,658.31,338.31,592.31,509.11,354.3838.2702.1448.4446.1975.7454.1617.3
Thefts 124125106149148133118687561687153
per 100,000 3,859.33,911.13,299.14,651.94,558.14,093.63,663.52,075.72,242.21,700.61,895.71,896.41,422.4
Auto thefts 78127311123832
per 100,000 217.9250.3373.5218.592.430.831.030.559.883.6223.080.153.7
Arson 0000000020102
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.059.80.027.90.053.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 307.1376.2321.0431.9509.4447.9620.1521.4336.4214.7267.3210.5281.9

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Crime rate in Forks detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 12 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Washington average:

1.47

Forks tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -167 (-5.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)

Work and jobs in Forks: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Forks, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Forks-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 100.4 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 103.2 miles away from Forks center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 105.2 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 504.8 miles away from Forks center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 433.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clallam County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forks topographic map

Birthplace of: Leann Hunley - Film actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Forks:

  • FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 530 BOGACHIEL WAY)
  • FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, LTCU (530 BOGACHIEL WAY)

Airports and heliports located in Forks:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forks:

  • Peninsula College (about 47 miles; Port Angeles, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,012)
  • Olympic College (about 86 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 6,158)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 90 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 94 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 96 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 96 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Seattle Pacific University (about 97 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 3,897)

Public high schools in Forks:

Public elementary/middle schools in Forks:

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Notable locations in Forks: Forks Transit Center (A), Forks Ranger Station (B), Forks Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Clallam County Hospital District 1 Ambulance (D), Pacific Ranger District - Forks Office (E), Forks City Hall (F), Forks Timber Museum (G), Forks Library (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Forks include: Forks Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Calvary Chapel Forks (B), Assembly of God Church (C), Church of the Nazarene (D), Congregational Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Congregational Church (G), Forks Bible Church (H), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Forks: Tilicum Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Braack's Bank Fishing (Tours & Charters; Highway 101).

Hotels: Dew Drop Inn (100 Fern Hill Road), Mill Creek Inn (1061 South Forks Avenue), Forks Motel (351 South Forks Avenue), Olson's Vacation Cabin (2423 Mora Road), Far West Motel (251 North Forks Avenue), Pacific Inn Motel (352 South Forks Avenue), Kalaloch Lodge (157151 Highway 101), HOH HUMM Ranch (Hoh Lowr), Grizzley Charters (1061 South Forks Avenue).

Courts: Clallam County - District Justice Court- Public Health- Health Depart (140 Centre Street), Clallam County - District Justice Court (500 East Division Street).

Clallam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.9%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.1% for American Indian residents, 67.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.0%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Forks in 2010:

  • 42 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 18 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
24 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards in 2000

Forks, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Forks (2011 data):

  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles: Forks Branch at 215 Calawah Way, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/18: Bank assets: $764.3 mil, Deposits: $581.6 mil, headquarters in Port Angeles, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Forks Branch at 1020 South Forks Avenue, branch established on 1998/06/15. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Washington average:

11.4

Forks travel time to work - commute Forks mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Forks city (based on Clallam County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,80359
Catholic4,5814
Other3,48718
Mainline Protestant3,03513
None50,498-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Clallam County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Clallam County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Clallam County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Here:

11.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Clallam County:

26.6%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.7%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.2%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Forks:

29.0
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Forks:

24.0%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Forks:

10.6%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Forks:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.2%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.4%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Forks:

78.7%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forks, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,154$37,8480$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,376$40,5120$0
Judicial and Legal 1$6,478$77,7360$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$25,224$60,5380$0
Police - Other 1$2,944$35,3280$0
Correction 6$23,490$46,9800$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,012$36,1440$0
Sewerage 1$4,964$59,5680$0
Water Supply 7$28,474$48,8130$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,344$28,1280$0
Totals for Government 25$103,460$49,6610$0

Forks government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $517,000 ($139.09)
    Police Protection: $497,000 ($133.71)
    Corrections - Other: $364,000 ($97.93)
    Sewerage: $177,000 ($47.62)
    Air Transportation: $166,000 ($44.66)
    Regular Highways: $134,000 ($36.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $112,000 ($30.13)
    General - Other: $88,000 ($23.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $74,000 ($19.91)
    Central Staff Services: $71,000 ($19.10)
    Health Services - Other: $64,000 ($17.22)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($5.92)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $13,000 ($3.50)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($1.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($5.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $341,000 ($91.74)
    General - Other: $303,000 ($81.52)
    Police Protection: $106,000 ($28.52)
    Corrections - Other: $41,000 ($11.03)
    Sewerage: $37,000 ($9.95)
    Transit Utilities: $29,000 ($7.80)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($6.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($2.96)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($1.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,081,000 ($290.83)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($5.92)

Forks government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $250,000 ($67.26)
    Sewerage: $181,000 ($48.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $52,000 ($13.99)
    All Other: $16,000 ($4.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $184,000 ($49.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $162,000 ($43.58)
    Interest Earnings: $105,000 ($28.25)
    General Revenue, NEC: $85,000 ($22.87)
    Property Sale Other: $48,000 ($12.91)
    Special Assessments: $20,000 ($5.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $552,000 ($148.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $340,000 ($91.47)
    All Other: $186,000 ($50.04)
    General Support: $28,000 ($7.53)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $324,000 ($87.17)
    Public Utilities: $296,000 ($79.63)
    Property: $244,000 ($65.64)
    Other Selective Sales: $94,000 ($25.29)
    NEC: $10,000 ($2.69)

Forks government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $305,000 ($82.06)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $251,000 ($67.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $142,000 ($38.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $275,000 ($73.98)
    Other, NEC: $75,000 ($20.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $34,000 ($9.15)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($8.07)

Forks government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,500,000 ($403.55)

5.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($446 average AGI)
Clallam County:

0.06%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  0.66% ($40,929 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.30% ($33,939)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.28% ($37,636)


5.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($604 average AGI)
Clallam County:

0.07%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  0.63% ($39,780 average AGI)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.31% ($41,940)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.23% ($36,111)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forks:

  • KVAC (1490 AM; 1 kW; FORKS, WA; Owner: ALCO SERVICES, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forks:

  • KLLM (103.9 FM; FORKS, WA; Owner: ALCO SERVICES, INC.)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K201FD (88.1 FM; FORKS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
Forks fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Forks fatal accident list:

Dec 6, 2014 11:25 AM, S Blackberry Ave, E Division St, Lat: 47.95044, Lon: -124.38320, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 11, 2013 08:49 PM, Calawah Way, Lat: 47.95725, Lon: -124.37144, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 8, 2006 07:45 AM, Calawah Wy, Lat: 47.95728, Lon: -124.35670, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 11, 1994 10:40 AM, Calawahway, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 11, 1992 06:35 PM, 101, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 26, 1986 11:52 PM, Bogachilwy, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 5, 1980 04:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 24m79ftTotal length
  • $3,978,000Total costs
  • 5,510Total average daily traffic
  • 556Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,167Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 71970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 52010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Forks, WA

Drinking water stations with addresses in Forks and their reported violations in the past:

KLAHOWYA CAMPGROUND (Address: 437 Tillicum Ln. , Population served: 133, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
HARD RAIN CAFE & MERCANTILE (Population served: 74, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Forks, Washington:

  • Pacific Inn Motel, FRKS Ave S, Forks, Washington 98331 , Phone: (360) 374-9400
  • Dew Drop Inn, Inc, 100 Fernhill Rd, Forks, Washington 98331 , Phone: (888) 433-9376, Fax: (360) 374-2410
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forks, Washington
Most common first names in Forks, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3771.4 years
Charles2573.5 years
William2471.1 years
James2071.4 years
Robert1669.9 years
Helen1577.7 years
Dorothy1474.1 years
George1376.4 years
Donald1372.4 years
Mary1171.9 years
Most common last names in Forks, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1672.6 years
Anderson1272.0 years
Allen1270.2 years
Davis872.8 years
Klahn778.3 years
Thompson780.4 years
Johnson771.6 years
Jones776.6 years
Demorest672.8 years
Wilson676.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Businesses in Forks, WA

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • FedEx: 1
  • Vans: 1

Forks compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Forks on our top lists:

  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #38 (98331) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 4 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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