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Forks Township is a suburb of Allentown with a population of 15,470. Forks Township is in Northampton County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Forks Township offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Forks Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Forks Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Forks Township are above average.

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About Forks Township...
Population
15,470

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$269,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,161
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    0
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    25.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    12.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    870.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    12.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

Working in Forks Township

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$97,370
National
$62,843

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