Location in Greene County and the state of Alabama
|• Total||3.5 sq mi (9 km2)|
|• Land||3.5 sq mi (9 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||151 ft (46 m)|
|• Density||179.7/sq mi (69.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0118505|
Forkland is located at .(32.647702, -87.867236)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) of it is land and 0.29% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 629 people, 245 households, and 161 families residing in the town. The population density was 180.2 people per square mile (69.6/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 88.5 per square mile (34.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 10.65% White, 89.19% Black or African American, and 0.16% from two or more races.
There were 245 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.5% were married couples living together, 27.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.32.
In the town the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $18,698, and the median income for a family was $22,115. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $16,544 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,314. About 29.5% of families and 31.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.2% of those under age 18 and 31.0% of those age 65 or over.
- Maxie Baughan, former NFL player
- Charlotte Durante, first African American female city commissioner in Delray Beach, Florida
- Bobo Jenkins - (January 7, 1916 – August 14, 1984) was born in Forkland. He was an electric blues guitarist and songwriter, who later owned his own recording studio and record label in Detroit.