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Welcome to Downs ...

The city of Downs is located in Osborne County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Downs has a population of 818 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Downs.

The city of Downs was previously named Violet.

Downs is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Downs lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Downs: (785)

The ZIP code for Downs: 67437<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Downs had an population of 818 people. This is a decrease of 9.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Downs had a population of 900 people (which is 23.33% of the total population of Osborne County). This makes Downs the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Downs represents 0.03% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 212nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 900 people, the population of Downs decreased 13.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,038 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Downs.

Communities Also Named Downs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Downs - they are located in Alabama (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah (2), Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Downs.

Communities near Downs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Downs.

  • Osborne (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
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    • Osborne lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Downs and is located in Osborne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,280 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osborne have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Osborne:
    • Penn
    • Osborne has also been known as:
    • Peru
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osborne<7>
  • Cawker City (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cawker City
    • Cawker City lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Downs and is located in Mitchell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cawker City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cawker City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cawker City<7>
  • Glen Elder (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
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    • Glen Elder lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Downs and is located in Mitchell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Elder have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Elder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Elder<7>
  • Tipton (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
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    • Tipton lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Downs and is located in Mitchell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
    • Former name for Tipton:
    • Pittsburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton<7>
  • Gaylord (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
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    • Gaylord lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Downs and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylord have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<7>
  • Portis (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
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    • Portis lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Downs and is located in Osborne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
    • Former name for Portis:
    • Bethany
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portis
  • Dispatch (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
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    • Dispatch lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Downs and is located in Smith County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dispatch
  • Bloomington (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
    • Bloomington lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Downs and is located in Osborne County
    • Former name for Bloomington:
    • Tilden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
  • Harlan (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlan
    • Harlan lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Downs and is located in Smith County
    • Former name for Harlan:
    • Thompson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlan
  • Hunter (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
    • Hunter lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Downs and is located in Mitchell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hunter<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Downs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Downs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Downs. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Downs.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Downs. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Downs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Downs ...

Looking for more information about Downs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Downs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Downs.

Adding Downs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Downs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Downs was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Downs on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Downs on our Genealogy Page.

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The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Osborne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Downs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Downs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Downs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Downs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Downs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Downs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DownsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Downs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5048, Longitude: -98.5444    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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