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Forney, Texas
Downtown Forney, Texas
Downtown Forney, Texas
Flag of Forney, Texas
"City Without Limits"; FLIPTOWN, TX;
"Antique Capital of Texas"
Location of Forney in Kaufman County, Texas
Location of Forney in Kaufman County, Texas
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Kaufman
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Total 14.83 sq mi (38.40 km2)
 • Land 14.81 sq mi (38.35 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
472 ft (144 m)
 • Total 14,661
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,839.40/sq mi (710.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972
FIPS code 48-26604
GNIS feature ID 1336039
Forney, TX, City Hall IMG 5941
Forney City Hall
A portion of Forney, TX IMG 5945
A portion of downtown Forney
Hamblen Park sign in Forney, TX IMG 5937
Hamblen Park is located behind City Hall and near the Missouri Pacific Railroad car in Forney.

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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 317
1890 811 155.8%
1910 1,114
1920 1,345 20.7%
1930 1,216 −9.6%
1940 1,295 6.5%
1950 1,425 10.0%
1960 1,544 8.4%
1970 1,745 13.0%
1980 2,483 42.3%
1990 4,070 63.9%
2000 5,588 37.3%
2010 14,661 162.4%
2019 (est.) 27,236 85.8%
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.

Notable people


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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