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Forks, Washington

Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. The population was 3,120 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the forks in the nearby Quillayute River, Bogachiel River, Calawah River, and Sol Duc River. For many years, the city's economy was fueled by the local timber industry. With recent declines in the industry, however, Forks has had to rely on the nearby Clallam Bay Correctional Center and Olympic Corrections Center as a source of jobs. Forks is a popular destination for sport fishers who fish for salmon and steelhead in nearby rivers. It is also supported by visitors to Olympic National Park. This city is also the setting for the highly acclaimed novels Twilight and New Moon written by Stephenie Meyer. In the novel, Forks is noted to be a wet but beautiful place.

Forks Careers

Among the most common occupations in Forks are Service occupations, 24%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 20%; and Sales and office occupations, 15%. Approximately 51 percent of workers in Forks, Washington work for companies, 30 percent work for the government and 10 percent are self-employed.

Forks Industries

The leading industries in Forks, Washington are Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining, 17%; Public administration, 17%; and Educational, health and social services, 16%. Simply Hired's Forks job listings indicate that the following industries in Forks are hiring the most workers:

Forks Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Forks, Washington is $29,704, and the median income of households in Forks was $34,280.
 

Average Salaries in Forks, WA

Forks, WA

$30,000
 

According to our Forks Trends data, the number of Forks, Washington jobs has increased by 270% since October 2013.
Forks job trends

Forks Employment Statistics

Population of Forks
Total population 3,120
Male 52.76%
Female 47.24%
Median age 31.3
  
Forks Housing
Owner-occupied homes 62.1%
Median cost of a home $83,500
Median mortgage payment $528
Renter-occupied homes 37.9%
Vacant housing 14.1%
Median monthly rent $444
  
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $35,718
Median for all female full-time $23,690
  
Household Income
Less than $10,000 13%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 14%
$25,000 to $34,999 16%
$35,000 to $49,999 22%
$50,000 to $74,999 22%
$75,000 to $99,999 2%
$100,000 to $149,999 2%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 0%
  
Education
Less than 9th grade 7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 14%
High school graduate 36%
Some college, no degree 27%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 7%
Graduate degree 3%
  
Marital Status
Never married 30%
Currently married 52%
Separated 2%
Widowed 4%
Divorced 12%
  
Race
White 84%
Black or African American 0%
Asian 2%
Other 14%
  
Forks Commute
Carpool 23.4%
Public transportation 2.4%
Average travel time 23 minutes