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Forney City Guide


Forney is a small town with big ideas and plans. The vision that growth and commerce is vital to sustaining a city was evident in 1873 when the town fathers moved a village North to the rail line. Forney is the small town with the desire to retain the home town feel and the ability to provide amenities to its citizens. Forney is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Forney’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.


Forney is the 173rd largest community in Texas.
Population 27,236


The largest industries in Forney, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Educational Services, and the highest paying industries are Utilities, Real Estate & Rental & Leasing and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction.


Median Household Income $92,851
Total Households 5,970
Median Age: 30.9

Public Schools

Originally established in 1899 and located 21 miles east of Dallas, Forney Independent School District is a progressive district with a proud history of excellence in academics as well as in other areas of student achievement. Forney ISD places great importance on a solid, well-rounded academic curriculum and instructional program for students, based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum standards approved by the State Board of Education in 1997. The FISD currently has nine elementary campuses, two middle schools, and two high schools.


Forney provides a flourishing entertainment scene that’s keeping pace with the city’s growth. Each year, Forney’s calendar is filled with an expanding list of festivals and holiday, community, and cultural events, as well as a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational and sporting activities. Further, a close proximity to Dallas provides world-class entertainment opportunities for year round enjoyment.