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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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$66,055
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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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.

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33% of Forks residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Forks, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $556.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,365.


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Northampton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forks political report.

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The average commute time for Forks workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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