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Forks is a township in Northampton County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Forks. For links to other places called Forks, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Forks is 40.751N. The longitude is -75.233W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 377 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,419.
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20% of Forks residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forks ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forks was $26,180, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Forks residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Forks, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $556. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,365.
Northampton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forks political report.
The average commute time for Forks workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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