This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Forked River has a very low population density. Forked River is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Forked River, NJ is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Forked River has a population density of 1,761, with 5,088 current residents.
Out of the 5,088 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 66% of the residents are married and 34% are single.
- 57% Sun
- 47% Rain
- 10% Snow
54°F average temperature
- 32 years Median home age
- $245,820 Median home price
- -5.53% Home appreciation rate
- 21.2% Annual property tax
As for living in Forked River, the air quality is 25% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 47% rainy, and 10% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Forked River, you should know that 67.6% of homes are owned while 10.8% of homes are rented, and 21.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $245,820, the median age of homes is 32 years, the annual home appreciation is -5.53% and the annual property tax is 21.20%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)3
When looking at the community of Forked River, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Forked River’s crime rate is 3 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Forked River is 38 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 40.07% Democratic, 58.43% Republican, and 1.50% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:11
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
84%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
3%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Forked River, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.50% of residents are unemployed in Forked River (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Forked River residents: 12.8% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 12.72% are in the arts and sciences field, 20% are in the customer service field, 30.4% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 13% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 11.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:11. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 83.85%, 5.90% of residents have an associate’s degree, 14.61% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 3.08% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Forked River, you should be aware that the average commute time is 38 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Forked River have a few different options. 84% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.