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Welcome to Formoso ...

The city of Formoso is located in Jewell County.

The location of Formoso has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Formoso has a population of 84 people<2> (see below for details).

Formoso is 1,520 feet [463 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Formoso: (785)

The ZIP code for Formoso: 66942<4>

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 129 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Formoso had an population of 84 people. This is a decrease of 9.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 34.88% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Formoso ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Belleville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the East (E) of Formoso

Located in Republic County

Superior   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Formoso

Located in Nuckolls County (NE)

Mankato   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Formoso

Jewell   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Formoso

Scandia   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Formoso

Located in Republic County

Courtland   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of Formoso

Located in Republic County

Jamestown   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Formoso

Located in Cloud County

Burr Oak   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Formoso

Hardy   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Formoso

Located in Nuckolls County (NE)

Republic   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Formoso

Located in Republic County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Formoso.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Formoso. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Formoso. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Kansas

About Jewell County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Formoso.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Formoso - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Formoso

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Formoso have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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This page was last modified: 16 Aug 2019