Forney, Texas

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Forney, Texas
City
Forney's symbol is the jackrabbit.
Forney's symbol is the jackrabbit.
Nickname(s): 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: 32°45′5″N 96°28′2″W / 32.75139°N 96.46722°W / 32.75139; -96.46722Coordinates: 32°45′5″N 96°28′2″W / 32.75139°N 96.46722°W / 32.75139; -96.46722
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Kaufman
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Darren Rozell
Darell Hobbs
Raymond E. Stephens, Jr.
Robbie Powers
Scott Regan
Mary Penn
Andy Parker
 • 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". The population was 14,661 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

As of the census[5] 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[edit]

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[edit]

Climate[edit]

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "State and County Quick Facts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ [1] Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Forney city, Texas Demographic Profile". United States Census Bureau. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Forney, Texas

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