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Downtown Forney, Texas
"City Without Limits"; FLIPTOWN, TX;
"Antique Capital of Texas"
Location of Forney in Kaufman County, Texas
|• Total||14.83 sq mi (38.40 km2)|
|• Land||14.81 sq mi (38.35 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||472 ft (144 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,839.40/sq mi (710.21/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||214, 469, 972|
|GNIS feature ID||1336039|
Forney is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States, and has been named by the Texas Legislature as the "Antique Capital of Texas". Its population was 14,661 at the 2010 census, up from 5,588 at the 2000 census.
Forney is located in northwestern Kaufman County at 32°45'5" North, 96°28'2" West (32.751521, –96.467225). U.S. Route 80 passes through the city as a four-lane limited-access highway, leading west 20 miles (32 km) to the center of Dallas and east 11 miles (18 km) to Terrell.
According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2010,the city had a total area of 13.2 square miles (34.1 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.13%, was covered by water.
Forney is about 4 mi (6 km) southeast of Lake Ray Hubbard, which was formerly known as Forney Lake.
On April 3, 2012, an EF-3 tornado struck the city as part of the tornado outbreak of that date. Several homes were completely destroyed, and many others were severely damaged in the Diamond Creek subdivision. The tornado caused significant roof damage to Crosby Elementary School in Forney. A car in the parking lot of the school was tossed about 300 yards and found in a field. Less severe damage was reported in downtown Forney and to a dry cleaning business. Despite the severe damage, no deaths occurred, but seven people sustained injuries from the tornado. No deaths were reported from either the Forney tornado or any other tornado that day.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, 14,661 people and 4,784 households were living in the city, with 4,985 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 11,841 White (80.8%), 1,463 African American (10%), 108 Native American (0.7%), 157 Asian (1.1%), 763 from other races (5.2%), and 329 (2.2%) from two or more races. About 2,342 (16%) of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
The Forney Independent School District serves Forney, Talty, an annex of Mesquite, and part of the community of Heartland. Forney is served by several elementary schools, Warren Middle School, Brown Middle School, Forney High School, and North Forney High School. In 2010, the district received an academic rating of "Exemplary" based on the test results of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. The district also has an eBook program, where students in high school, middle school, and elementary school beginning in the fifth grade are provided with a laptop for schoolwork.
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The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification, Forney has a humid subtropical climate,Cfa on climate maps.
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