Forney, TX

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Living in Forney

Forney is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 27,236 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Forney is the 173rd largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Forney, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Forney, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Forney’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Forney does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $102,716.00.

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.

Forney is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Forney is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forney who work in office and administrative support (13.43%), sales jobs (12.07%), and management occupations (11.32%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.97 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, Forney is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.79% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Forney in 2018 was $32,152, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,608 for a family of four.

Forney is an extremely 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 17.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forney include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and French.

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