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Forks City Hall Winter 2015

Incorporated originally in 1945 with a population of 563, Forks was classified as a code city under Washington State law in 1984.

The city operates a full-service police department with patrol and administrative positions. In addition, a jail and 24-hour dispatch services are provided.

Water service is provided to city residents, as well as to most residents of the city’s urban growth area. The city also operates a wastewater treatment plant.

Rounding out the city government functions are city attorney/planner, building inspector, utilities superintendent, economic development director, city clerk, and support staff.

Jump to: US Census data on area, population, density, median income, and median age.

Forks City Hall

500 E Division St
Forks, WA 98331
Phone: (360) 374-5412
Fax: (360) 374-9430
Email: info@forkswashington.org
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Police Department

Chief of Police: Rick Bart
500 E Division St
Forks, WA 98331
Emergency: 911
Phone: (360) 374-2223

Fire Department

Clallam County Fire District No. 1
Fire Chief: Bill Paul
11 Spartan Avenue
Forks, WA 98331
Emergency: 911
Phone: 360-374-5561

District II Court House

502 E Division St
Forks, WA 98331
Phone: (360) 374-6383
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 12:30 – 4:00 pm
Clallam District Court II

Census 2010 Data: Forks & Surrounding Area

Population - City of Forks (incorporated city limits)
3,532 (228th of 277)
Population - Forks, plus surrounding areas (Census County Division)
6,453
Population - Clallam County
71,404
Population - State of Washington
6,724,540
Median age - Forks
33.9
Median age - Port Angeles
42.1
Median age - Sequim
57.6
Median age - La Push
27.5
Median age - Neah Bay
36
Median age - Clallam County
49.8
Median household income - Forks
$36,362/yr.
Median household income - Port Angeles
$39,577/yr.
Median household income - Sequim
$40,958/yr.
Median household income - La Push
$21,250.00/yr.
Median household income - Neah Bay
$31,771/yr.
Median household income - Clallam County
$46,033/yr.
City of Forks - land area
3.65 sq. miles
City of Forks - population density
967.7 people per sq. mile
Forks, plus surrounding CCD - land area
487.12 sq. miles
Forks, plus surrounding CCD - population density
14.9 people per sq. mile
Clallam County - land area
1,738.33 sq. miles (20th of 39 counties)
Clallam County - population density
41.1 people per sq. mile (18th of 39 counties)
Rural
By state definition, a county with a population density of fewer than 100 people per square mile qualifies as a rural county, and that county is therefore entitled to some state tax incentives for businesses locating in a rural county. This definition is reviewed annually by the Office of Financial Management and reflects that office’s population estimates released in June, 2001.