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.

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 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 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Forney, the average commute to work is 35.97 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of people in Forney who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.79% of adults in Forney 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.