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Welcome to Forks ...
The city of Forks is located on the Olympic Peninsula.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Forks has a population of 3,896 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Forks.
The community of Forks is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Forks lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Forks lies within the (360) area code.
The ZIP code for Forks: 98331<4>
Websites for Forks ...
Official Website: www.forkswashington.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Forks had an population of 3,896 people. This is an increase of 10.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.87% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Forks had a population of 3,532 people. This makes Forks the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Forks represents 0.05% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 130th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,532 people, the population of Forks increased 13.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,120 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Forks.
Communities Also Named Forks ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Forks - they are located in California, Kentucky, Maine, New Brunswick, New York (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2) and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Forks.
Communities near Forks ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Forks.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Forks. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Forks.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Forks. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Forks.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forks. See our Newspapers Page for Forks.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forks ...
Looking for more information about Forks? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Forks, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Forks.
Adding Forks to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Forks in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Forks was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Forks on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Forks on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Forks: www.forkswashington.org/
The official website for Clallam County: www.clallam.net/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022