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Forney, Texas
City
Forney's symbol is the Jackrabbit
Forney's symbol is the Jackrabbit
Nickname(s): City Without Limits, Antique Capital of Texas, Flip Town
Location of Forney in Kaufman County, Texas
Location of Forney in Kaufman County, Texas
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Kaufman
Area
 • Total 13.14 sq mi (20.3 km2)
 • Land 13.14 sq mi (20.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,661
 • Density 1,116.0/sq mi (430.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75126
Area code(s) 972 469
FIPS code 48-26604
GNIS feature ID 1336039
Website CityOfForney.org
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". It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Its population was 14,661 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Forney is located at 32°45'5" North, 96°28'2" West (32.751521, -96.467225).

According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2010 the city has a total area of 13.14 square miles (34.0 km2), all land.

Forney is approximately four miles southeast of Lake Ray Hubbard, which was formerly known as Forney Lake.

Weather

On April 3, 2012, an EF-3 tornado struck the city as part of the April 3, 2012 tornado outbreak. Two homes were completely leveled 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. Mild damage was reported in downtown Forney and to a dry cleaning business. A tornado emergency was not called for Forney, but a tornado emergency was called for the nearby cities of Dallas, Greenville, and Arlington. No deaths were reported from either the Forney tornado or any other tornado that day.

Demographics

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%
Est. 2015 18,418 25.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 14,661 people, 4,784 households. There were 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%), 3 Pacific Islander (0.0%), 760 from other races (5.2%), and 329 (2.2%) from two or more races. 2,342 (16%) of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Forney has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


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