Forks, WA


Highest Appreciating Forks Neighborhoods Since 2000

Forks, WA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Forks Housing Market Information

With 3,747 people, 1,616 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $148,946, Forks real estate values are some of the lowest in Washington, although compared to real estate around the nation, Forks homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Forks, accounting for 55.58% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Forks include mobile homes or trailers ( 31.15%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.50%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.78%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Forks are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 58.47% owning and 41.53% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Forks built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Forks built between 1940-1969 ( 24.72%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 9.44%). There's also some housing in Forks built before 1939 ( 2.01%).

Forks Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Forks have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 12.53%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Forks house appreciation rate of 1.19%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Forks that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Forks real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Forks appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 13.78%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 98.94% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Forks. Forks appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.50%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.14%.

Relative to Washington, our data show that Forks's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Washington.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,247,000 0.7
$935,001 - $1,247,000 0.0
$623,001 - $935,000 0.0
$499,001 - $623,000 0.9
$374,001 - $499,000 0.6
$249,001 - $374,000 11.0
$125,001 - $249,000 44.7
$63,001 - $125,000 18.0
$0 - $63,000 24.2

Very Low for WA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
50.4746279151529 91.8439716312057

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Forks Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
83.15% 3.57% 8 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$824 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.47
Renters 41.53
Vacant 4.66

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 9.4
1970 - 1999 63.8
1940 - 1969 24.7
1939 or Older 2.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 55.6
Townhomes 0.0
Small Apt. Buildings 3.8
Apt. Complexes 9.5
Mobile Homes 31.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 12.68
2 Bedrooms 33.16
3 Bedrooms 38.76
4 Bedrooms 14.69
5 or more bedrooms 0.71

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