Forks is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 3,747 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Forks is the 146th largest community in Washington.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Forks is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.01% of the Forks workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Forks is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forks who work in farm management occupations (13.54%), sales jobs (10.08%), and office and administrative support (9.13%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Forks has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Forks a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Forks is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The percentage of people in Forks with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.76% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Forks in 2010 was $18,937, which is low income relative to Washington, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,748 for a family of four.
Forks is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Forks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Forks residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Forks also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forks include Irish, Swedish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Forks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.