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Forney, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Forney had a population of 17,553 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Forney is located at latitude 32.7514 and longitude -96.4511 in Kaufman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forney (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Kaufman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 472 feet.

The City of Forney (GNIS ID: 2410521) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Forney is located within Forney Division of Kaufman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forney population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Forney, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,553
Population in Households 17,547
Population in Familes 15,977
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,263
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 5,626
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 4,626
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,836 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,607 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,019 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $181,602
Average Home Value $196,998


Median Household Income $81,798
Average Household Income $95,229
Per Capita Income $30,620
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.67% 5.08%
Households 2.39% 5.08%
Families 2.41% 4.93%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Forney, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forney to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 162 91st
Population Density1 # 559 68th
Diversity Index2 # 714 59th
Median Household Income # 141 92nd
Per Capita Income # 310 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.