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Welcome to Formoso ...

The city of Formoso is located in Jewell County<1>.

The location of Formoso has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Formoso has a population of 86 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Formoso is 1,520 feet [463 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Formoso: (785)

The ZIP code for Formoso: 66942<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Formoso had an population of 86 people. This is a decrease of 7.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 33.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Formoso had a population of 93 people. This makes Formoso the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 93 people, the population of Formoso decreased 27.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 129 people).

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

Communities near Formoso ...

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

  • Belleville [Republic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
    • Belleville [Republic County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Formoso
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belleville<7>
  • Superior [Nuckolls County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
    • Superior [Nuckolls County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Formoso
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,805 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<7>
  • Mankato [Jewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mankato
    • Mankato [Jewell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Formoso
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 804 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mankato have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Mankato:
    • Jewell Center
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mankato
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mankato<7>
  • Jewell [Jewell County]
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    • Jewell [Jewell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Formoso
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewell
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Scandia [Republic County]
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      • Scandia [Republic County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Formoso
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scandia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Scandia:
      • New Scandinavia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scandia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scandia<7>
    • Jamestown [Cloud County]
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      • Jamestown [Cloud County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Formoso
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Courtland [Republic County]
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      • Courtland [Republic County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Formoso
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<7>
    • Burr Oak [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burr Oak
      • Burr Oak [Jewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Formoso
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burr Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burr Oak
    • Hardy [Nuckolls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
      • Hardy [Nuckolls County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Formoso
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardy<7>
    • Republic [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Republic
      • Republic [Republic County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Formoso
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Former name for Republic:
      • Gomeria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Republic

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 Formoso. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Formoso.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Formoso. 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 Formoso.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Formoso. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Formoso.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Formoso ...

Looking for more information about Formoso? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Formoso, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Formoso.

Adding Formoso to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Formoso 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 Formoso was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Mentions & References for Formoso

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Jewell County

About Kansas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Formoso. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Jewell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Formoso.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Formoso - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Formoso). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Formoso or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Formoso) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Formoso. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FormosoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Formoso. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7790, Longitude: -97.9932       In this case, the coordinates for Formoso have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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