Tuesday, December 28, 2010

American Community Survey – Economic


Forks mean income is $108,044, while the median income is $94,836.

Families 3,835
Less than $10,000 44
$10,000 to $14,999 0
$15,000 to $24,999 113
$25,000 to $34,999 71
$35,000 to $49,999 321
$50,000 to $74,999 681
$75,000 to $99,999 807
$100,000 to $149,999 1,066
$150,000 to $199,999 484
$200,000 or more 248
Median family income (dollars) 94,836
Mean family income (dollars) 108,044
Per capita income (dollars) 37,112


However, nonfamily households have a lower median income by  $47,001 per household and the mean per nonfamily household is lower by $52,128.

Nonfamily households 1,419
Median nonfamily income (dollars) 47,835
Mean nonfamily income (dollars) 55,916
Median earnings for workers (dollars) 48,292
Median earnings for male full-time, year-round workers (dollars) 65,594
Median earnings for female full-time, year-round workers (dollars) 50,142

According to a Morning Call analysis, Forks Township has the longest commute. The average commute is 39.3 minutes, while my commute to NJ is over 75 minutes.

Workers 16 years and over 6,820
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 5,520
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 701
Public transportation (excluding taxicab) 78
Walked 82
Other means 30
Worked at home 409
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 39.3

American Community Survey – Education


It seems 46.5% of the kids in school are in grades 1-8, while 18.8% are in high school, while 14.8% is enrolled in college or graduate school.

Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 3,632
Nursery school, preschool 400
Kindergarten 323
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,687
High school (grades 9-12) 683
College or graduate school 539


39.3% of Forks Township residents have a bachelor degree or higher.

Population 25 years and over 9,446
Less than 9th grade 100
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 439
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,673
Some college, no degree 1,771
Associate's degree 752
Bachelor's degree 2,356
Graduate or professional degree 1,355
Percent high school graduate or higher 94.3%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 39.3%



Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays and Thank You

I would like to take this opportunity to wish the citizens of Forks Township a wonderful and joyous holiday season.

It has been an honor and privilege to serve as you Forks Township Supervisor. 

American Community Survey – Forks Township

This is part one of a five part blog series about the results of the American Community Survey conducted in Forks Township as apart of the 2010 census.

The survey consists of Social, Economic, Housing, and Demographic data for our community. Part 1 of the blog will fun facts about our township.

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 5,300 households in Forks township. The average household size was 2.6 people. This translates to a estimated population of 13,844.

Families made up 73 percent of the households in Forks township. This figure includes both married-couple families (65 percent) and other families (8 percent). Nonfamily households made up 27 percent of all households in Forks township. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

POPULATION OF Forks township: In 2005-2009, Forks township had a total population of 14,000 - 7,300 (53 percent) females and 6,500 (47 percent) males. The median age was 39.4 years. Twenty-eight percent of the population was under 18 years and 12 percent was 65 years and older.

For people reporting one race alone, 85 percent was White; 5 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 4 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 4 percent was Some other race. Two percent reported Two or more races. Nine percent of the people in Forks township was Hispanic. Eighty-one percent of the people in Forks township was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty-one percent of Forks township workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 10 percent carpooled, 1 percent took public transportation, and 2 percent used other means. The remaining 6 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 39.3 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Forks township was $86,875. Eighty-four percent of the households received earnings and 25 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Twenty-seven percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $16,436. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.


Source:  2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates