Forney, TX
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Forney is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 18,418 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Forney is the 173rd largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Forney was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Forney economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Forney, where the median household income is $72,681.00.

Forney real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Forney house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Forney is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Forney is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forney who work in office and administrative support (17.62%), management occupations (12.06%), and teaching (11.28%).

Also of interest is that Forney has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Forney is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Forney a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Forney has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Forney’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Forney is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Forney, the average commute to work is 33.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Forney doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The overall education level of Forney is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.76% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Forney in 2010 was $27,994, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,976 for a family of four. However, Forney contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Forney is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Forney home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Forney residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Forney also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.87% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forney include Irish, English, French , and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Forney is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.