Forney is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States and has been named by the Texas legislature as the "Antique Capital of Texas". It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Its population was 14,661 at the 2010 census.
Forney's symbol is the jackrabbit.
|Nickname(s): Antique Capital of Texas and home of The Fowler Four|
As of the census of 2010, there were 14,661 people, 4,784 households. There were 4,985 housing units.. The racial makeup of the city was 11,841European American (80.8%), 1,463 African American (10%), 108 Native American (0.7%), 157 Asian (1.1%), 3 Pacific Islander (0.0%), 760 fromother 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.
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.