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Forksville, Pennsylvania
Borough
Forksville Covered Bridge, built 1850, over Loyalsock Creek with the Forksville General Store behind
Forksville Covered Bridge, built 1850, over Loyalsock Creek with the Forksville General Store behind
Official logo of Forksville, Pennsylvania
Keystone Marker
Location of Forksville in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Forksville in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.
Forksville, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Forksville, Pennsylvania
Forksville, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Forksville, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Forksville, Pennsylvania
Forksville, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Sullivan
Settled 1794
Incorporated (borough) 1880
Area
 • Total 1.57 sq mi (4.08 km2)
 • Land 1.57 sq mi (4.08 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,001 ft (305 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 145
 • Estimate 
(2019)
135
 • Density 85.82/sq mi (33.13/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST) EDT
Zip code
18616
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-26760

Forksville is a borough in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 145 at the 2010 census. It is the home of the 150-year-old Forksville General Store, down the road from the Sullivan County Fairgrounds, and near Worlds End State Park. The name comes from the confluence of Little Loyalsock Creek and Loyalsock Creek within the borough.

History

The Forksville Covered Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Forksville was first permanently settled by William Molyneaux, John Warren and Powell Bird. A sawmill was built in the Forksville area in 1810. Forksville was formed from Forks Township in 1880.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 108
1890 191 76.9%
1900 152 −20.4%
1910 109 −28.3%
1920 94 −13.8%
1930 105 11.7%
1940 108 2.9%
1950 145 34.3%
1960 131 −9.7%
1970 158 20.6%
1980 137 −13.3%
1990 160 16.8%
2000 147 −8.1%
2010 145 −1.4%
2019 (est.) 135 −6.9%
Sources:

At the 2010 census, there were 145 people, 67 households, and 42 families residing in the borough. The population density was 96.6 people per square mile (37.8/km2). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 62.4 per square mile (24.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.5% White, 2.1% Black, 2.8% Native American, and 0.6% two or more races.

Of the 67 households, 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 31.3% of households were one person, and 16.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.60.

Forksville General Store
Forksville General Store near Worlds End State Park.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 13.1% under the age of 18, 66.2% from 18 to 64, and 20.7% 65 or older. The median age was 45.5 years.

The median household income was $26,625 and the median family income was $31,563. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,943. There were 19.1% of families and 22.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 36.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Forksville Borough is protected by the Forksville Volunteer Fire Company.

Notable people

Red Grange, College and Pro Football Hall of Famer, was born in Forksville before moving to Wheaton, Illinois, at age 5. Grange is widely considered to be the first superstar of the National Football League.

See also

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