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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Forks is a town in Washington with a population of 3,782. Forks is in Clallam County. Living in Forks offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Forks and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$606
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Forks Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    206.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    77.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    283.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,342.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    206.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Forks

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,231
National
$55,322

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Forks Reviews

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It's a friendly town that welcomes everyone. It's perfect for families with it's small town charm. Everyone welcomes you with a smile and everyone knows everyone! Twilight might have put it on the map, but it's warmth will keep it there.
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Forks is a town that thrives on community involvement. Everyone is willing to help one another, and the city is growing quickly. As one of the largest tourist destinations on the peninsula of Washington state, it is a great place to take the family. There are many beaches, rivers, and spots within the Olympic National Park to go exploring. You will find that the locals maintain a close knit community. The city is growing, allowing more job opportunities for locals and new comers. I would like to see change in the realm of nightlife and homelessness.
Forks is your basic small town but with a twist. We have wildlife everywhere, fishing, hunting, sporting, and the most loving community.