Forks, WA Population

Population: 3,120. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,192 (+2.3% change)
Males: 1,646 (52.8%), Females: 1,474 (47.2%)

Clallam County

Zip code: 98331

Median resident age: 31.3 years
Median household income: $34,280
Median house value: $83,500

Races in Forks:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.0%)
  • Hispanic (15.5%)
  • Other race (8.5%)
  • American Indian (6.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
  • Vietnamese (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.0%), English (10.0%), United States (9.6%), Irish (8.5%), Norwegian (3.5%), Scottish (2.5%).

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 3.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Forks

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forks city

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

10.3% Foreign born (8.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -167 (-5.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Forks:

  • FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (530 BOGACHIEL WAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Forks:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Forks:

  • WILLIAM R FAIRCHILD INTL (about 64 miles; PORT ANGELES, WA; Abbreviation: CLM)
  • OLYMPIA (about 123 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: OLM)
  • ASTORIA REGIONAL (about 129 miles; ASTORIA, OR; Abbreviation: AST)
Other public-use airports nearest to Forks:

  • FORKS (about 2 miles; FORKS, WA; Abbreviation: S18)
  • QUILLAYUTE (about 12 miles; QUILLAYUTE, WA; Abbreviation: UIL)
  • SEKIU (about 22 miles; SEKIU, WA; Abbreviation: 11S)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forks:

  • PENINSULA COLLEGE (about 69 miles; PORT ANGELES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (about 115 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 118 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,908)
  • OLYMPIC COLLEGE (about 124 miles; BREMERTON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,889)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 138 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 138 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,921)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 140 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)

Schools

Public high schools in Forks:

  • FORKS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 261 SOUTH SPARTAN AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FORKS ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 161 EAST E STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Forks:

  • FORKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 576; Location: 301 SOUTH ELDERBERRY AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • FORKS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 294; Location: 121 SOUTH SPARTAN AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • DISTRICT RUN HOME SCHOOL (Students: 48; Location: 382 SOUTH FORKS AVENUE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • QUEETS-CLEARWATER ELEMENTARY (Students: 37; Location: 146000 HWY 101; Grades: KG – 08)