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Forney, Texas

Forney, Texas
City
Forney's symbol is the Jackrabbit
Forney's symbol is the Jackrabbit
Nickname(s): Flip Town, Antique Capital of Texas and home of The Fowler Four
Location of Forney in Kaufman County, Texas
Location of Forney in Kaufman County, Texas
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Texas
County Kaufman
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Rick Wilson
Mayor Pro Tem Darrell Hobbs
Raymond E. Stephens, Jr.
Robbie Powers
Scott J. Regan
Mary Penn
David Johnson
 • City Manager Brian Brooks
Area
 • Total 13.14[1] 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[1]
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75126
Area code(s) 972 469
FIPS code 48-26604[1]
GNIS feature ID 1336039[2]
Website CityOfForney.org
Forney City Hall
A portion of downtown Forney
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.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Weather 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • Notable people 5
  • Climate 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

Forney is located at 32°45'5" North, 96°28'2" West (32.751521, -96.467225).[3]

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.[1]

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.[4] No deaths were reported from either the Forney tornado or any other tornado that day.

Demographics

As of the census[7] 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.

Education

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 (TAKS). 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

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.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "State and County Quick Facts".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  4. ^ [2] Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Forney city, Texas Demographic Profile".  
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Forney, Texas

External links

  • Official City of Forney
  • Forney Chamber of Commerce
  • Forney Historic Preservation League & Spellman Museum of Forney History
  • Forney ISD
  • Forney Economic Development Corporation
  • Online Local News, Sports, Discussion Boards, Online Business Directory, and Event Calendar in Forney, Texas
  • 2005 Current Population Estimates
  • OnlineHandbook of TexasForney entry in
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