> Forks Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Forks Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 8,419.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.7 km˛ (12.2 mi˛). 31.2 km˛ (12.1 mi˛) of it is land and 0.4 km˛ (0.2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.39% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,419 people, 3,035 households, and 2,415 families residing in the township. The population density is 269.5/km˛ (698.2/mi˛). There are 3,159 housing units at an average density of 101.1/km˛ (262.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 94.92% White, 2.24% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 2.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,035 households out of which 39.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% are married couples living together, 6.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% are non-families. 17.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.13.
In the township the population is spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $66,055, and the median income for a family is $70,587. Males have a median income of $51,965 versus $30,661 for females. The per capita income for the township is $26,180. 3.0% of the population and 2.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.7% of those under the age of 18 and 6.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
- Forks Township (http://www.forkstownship.org/)