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. Forney has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Forney, where the median household income is $74,718.00.

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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (19.00%), management occupations (11.83%), and teaching (11.25%).

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Forney really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Forney perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Forney, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.64 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Forney is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.71% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Forney in 2010 was $28,188, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,752 for a family of four. However, Forney contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Forney is a very 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 16.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forney include Irish, English, French , and European.

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