Forks, Washington Population 2021

3,908
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Forks is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 3,908, it is the 133rd largest city in Washington and the 5482nd largest city in the United States. Forks is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually and its population has increased by 10.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,532 in 2010. Forks reached it's highest population of 3,908 in 2021. Spanning over 4 miles, Forks has a population density of 950 people per square mile.

The average household income in Forks is $51,815 with a poverty rate of 27.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $636 per month, and the median house value is $168,400. The median age in Forks is 32.3 years, 31.8 years for males, and 32.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 108.5 males.

Forks Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forks was:

  • White: 85.71%
  • Black or African American: 5.04%
  • Two or more races: 4.57%
  • Native American: 3.76%
  • Other race: 0.81%
  • Asian: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Forks, Washington is 3,908, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,866.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,532.

Forks, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,28185.71%
Black or African American1935.04%
Two or More Races1754.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native1443.76%
Some Other Race310.81%
Asian40.10%
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Forks Population by Race

Forks Population Pyramid 2021

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Forks Median Age

32.3


Total

31.8


Male

32.6


Female

Forks Adults

There are 2,731 adults, (397 of whom are seniors) in Forks.

Forks Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

17

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47

Child Dependency Ratio

Forks Sex Ratio

Female

1,836

47.96%

Male

1,992

52.04%

Forks Population by Age

Forks Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forks Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.3%34.7%
All56.5%43.5%
Male51.5%48.5%
Non Family50.7%49.3%
Female50.4%49.6%

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forks Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5412.4256.5
Married6083.0665.3
Non Family4931.1450.7
Female3433.2450.4
Male972.0551.5

2.87

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Forks Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade461.90%
9th to 12th Grade38415.82%
High School Graduate91837.82%
Some College57523.69%
Associates Degree1285.27%
Bachelors Degree26911.08%
Graduate Degree1074.41%
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Forks Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forks Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,8701,661331
Hispanic23276
Black124655
Multiple Races11711739
Native American8074
Other Race3130
Asian441

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 33.33%.

Forks Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,420$42,151$24,167
Less Than High School$21,489$19,263$23,083
High School Grad$28,750$44,375$18,750
Some College$37,778$53,750$24,920
Bachelors Degree$40,429$$38,073
Graduate Degree$41,547$42,169$40,700

$31,420

Average Earnings

$42,151

Average Male

$24,167

Average Female

Forks Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forks Language by Age

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Forks Language

84.44% of Forks residents speak only English, while 15.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.66% of the population.

Forks Language

Forks Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic70549570.21%
White2,58139115.15%
Black19311258.03%
Multiple1595232.70%
Native1134035.40%

27.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.90%

Male Poverty Rate

31.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forks

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forks is Hispanic, with 70.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forks is White, with 15.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.04%.

Forks Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School24.81%
Less Than High School21.39%
Some College18.16%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Forks Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.38%
Male Unemployed33.61%
Female Employed21.08%
Male Employed13.33%

Forks Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forks Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,984$51,815
Families$49,500$57,500
Married Families$58,382-
Non Families$26,161$29,604
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Income by Household Type

Forks Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Forks Married by Age and Sex

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Forks Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Forks Marital Status by Race

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Forks Marital Status

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238

Number of Veterans

238

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War97
Second Gulf War86
Vietnam65
Korea38
World War II

Forks Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5473
65 to 7465
75+56
18 to 3444
55 to 64

Forks Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2199.40%
Indian1920.00%

Forks Veterans by Race

Forks Veterans by Education

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7.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forks Veterans by Education

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70.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Forks Employment by Age

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Forks Employment by Race

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Forks Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.61%

Born in Washington

96.11%

Native Born

3.89%

Foreign Born

3.47%

Non Citizen

0.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.11% of Forks residents were born in the United States, with 67.61% having been born in Washington. 3.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Forks Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,908140.36%
20203,894140.36%
20193,880140.36%
20183,866230.60%
20173,843511.34%
20163,792441.17%
20153,748330.89%
20143,715140.38%
20133,70140.11%
20123,697822.27%
20113,615621.75%
20103,5534331.31%
20003,1202580.87%
19902,862-198-0.67%
19803,0600.00%

Forks Population by Year