Forksville, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 145 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 76  (52.6%)
Females: 69  (47.4%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip code: 18616

Estimated median household income in 2016: $34,987 (it was $26,625 in 2000)
Forksville:

$34,987
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,121 (it was $13,943 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $138,387 (it was $74,500 in 2000)
Forksville:

$138,387
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $125,531; Detached houses: $125,061

Median gross rent in 2016: $570.

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  • Races in Forksville, PA (2010)

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    • 13794.5%White alone
    • 42.8%American Indian alone
    • 32.1%Black alone
    • 10.7%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Forksville: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (51.4%), Irish (18.9%), Swedish (8.1%), American (2.7%), English (2.7%), Welsh (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 12/22/1880

Elevation: 1040 feet

Land area: 1.51 square miles.

Population density: 96 people per square mile   (very low).

Forksville, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Forksville:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 18.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forksville borough:

  • Never married: 38.6%
  • Now married: 28.7%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 23.0%

3 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America).

This borough:

2.0%
Pennsylvania:

4.1%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Forksville, Pennsylvania as of December 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Forksville to the number of sex offenders is 68 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Forksville borough:  1.1% ($813)
Pennsylvania:  1.6% ($1,552)

Forksville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (48.8 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (126.8 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (128.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bethel, PA (2.1 miles ), Eagles Mere, PA (2.4 miles) , Laporte borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Dushore borough, PA (3.3 miles ), New Albany borough, PA (3.4 miles ), Picture Rocks borough, PA (4.0 miles ), Monroe borough, PA (4.1 miles ), Canton borough, PA (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.49 N, Longitude: 76.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Forksville household income distribution Forksville home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-8.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Utilities (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (18%)
  • Material moving occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (3%)

Average climate in Forksville, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Forksville, Pennsylvania average temperatures Forksville, Pennsylvania average precipitation Forksville, Pennsylvania humidity Forksville, Pennsylvania wind speed Forksville, Pennsylvania snowfall Forksville, Pennsylvania sunshine Forksville, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Forksville-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Forksville borough center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 41.7 miles away from the borough center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forksville-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 196.5 miles away from Forksville center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 253.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 236.0 miles away from Forksville center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sullivan County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forksville topographic map

Birthplace of: Red Grange - Football player, Garland Grange - Player of football.

Hospitals and medical centers in Forksville:

  • DAR-WAY NURSING HOME (R R 1 BOX 1116)
  • DARWAY ELDER CARE REHABILITATION CENTER (5865 ROUTE 154)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forksville:

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 29 miles; Williamsport, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,291)
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (about 33 miles; Mansfield, PA; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Misericordia University (about 35 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 35 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 38 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Bucknell University (about 40 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Wilkes University (about 41 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)

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Notable location: Forksville Volunteer Fire Company Station 53 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Little Loyalsock Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Sullivan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 61.0. This is better than average.

City:

61.0
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.36
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 2.53. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.53
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.5%
Average household size:
This borough:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  62.7%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  11.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Forksville borough (based on Sullivan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,0004
Mainline Protestant5979
Evangelical Protestant2423
Orthodox401
Other--
None4,549-
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: 3
Sullivan County:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Sullivan County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Sullivan County:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

17.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

29.5%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.6%
State:

11.5%
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 0$0 1$747
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$357
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,104

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($27.59)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($27.59)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($20.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.90)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($6.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($6.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($48.28)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($6.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.90)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($27.59)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($68.97)
    Individual Income: $6,000 ($41.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $63,000 ($434.48)

6.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bradford County, PA  0.84% ($22,810 average AGI)
from Lycoming County, PA  0.72% ($50,667)
from Bucks County, PA  0.56% ($36,071)


6.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lycoming County, PA  1.21% ($35,333 average AGI)
to Bradford County, PA  1.08% ($42,037)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forksville:

  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WATS (960 AM; 5 kW; SAYRE, PA; Owner: WATS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forksville:

  • WCOZ (103.9 FM; LAPORTE, PA; Owner: SMITH AND FITZGERALD, PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WHGL-FM (100.3 FM; CANTON, PA; Owner: CANTROAIR COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W263AG (100.5 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: DBA COVENANT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WMTT (94.7 FM; TIOGA, PA; Owner: EUROPA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDKC (101.5 FM; COVINGTON, PA; Owner: MID-ATLANTIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Forksville:

  • W25AQ (Channel 25; TOWANDA, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA EDUC'L. TV ASSN.)

Forksville fatal accident list:

Mar 11, 1980 03:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 15, 1976 08:10 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Apr 15, 1975 08:10 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 29m95ftTotal length
  • 12,688Total average daily traffic
  • 650Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,817Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rt 87 (Lat: 41.495361 Lon: -76.605222), Call Sign: KYS646, Licensee ID: L00078242
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.1200 MHz, 48.4400 MHzGrant Date: 04/29/2015, Expiration Date: 07/16/2025Registrant: Voam Electric Cooperative, Inc., 212 Locust St., Harrisburg, PA 17108-1266, Phone: (717) 233-5704, Fax: (717) 236-3320, Email:
  • 1 Mi N (Lat: 41.496750 Lon: -76.630222), Call Sign: KYV464, Licensee ID: L00078242
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.4400 MHzGrant Date: 03/04/2014, Expiration Date: 05/22/2024Registrant: Voam Electric Cooperative, Inc., 212 Locust St., Harrisburg, PA 17108-1266, Phone: (717) 233-5704, Fax: (717) 236-3320, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Bear Mountain Off Rt 154 (Lat: 41.497278 Lon: -76.647444), Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WNTK219
    Assigned Frequencies: 2146.80 MHzGrant Date: 06/27/1996, Expiration Date: 06/27/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/30/2001Registrant: Phone: (717) 946-5010

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Forksville)

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

WORLDS END STATE PARK (Population served: 829, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (NOV-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-07-2006)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
FORKSVILLE GENERAL STORE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-28-2014)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 14 regular monitoring violations
FORKSVILLE INN AND TAVERN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)

Forksville compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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