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Welcome to Forks ...

The city of Forks is located on the Olympic Peninsula.

Forks is located in Clallam County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Forks has a population of 3,832 people<1> (see below for details).

The community of Forks is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Forks lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Forks is located in the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Forks: 98331<3>

Population Details ...

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 (that had a count of 3,120 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Forks had an population of 3,832 people. This is an increase of 8.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.82% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Forks.

Communities near Forks ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Beaver   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Clallam Bay   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Clearwater   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Joyce   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
La Push   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Neah Bay   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Forks. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forks.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Forks:

Websites for Forks ...

Official Website: www.forkswashington.org/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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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: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Forks.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forks - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Forks). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Forks or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Forks. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Forks) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forks. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.9516, Longitude: -124.3854     [Map].

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