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Welcome to Forbes ...

The city of Forbes is located in Dickey County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Forbes has a population of 44 people<3> (see below for details).

Forbes was established in 1905.

The community of Forbes is 1,560 feet [475 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Forbes is located in the (701) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Forbes had an population of 44 people. This is a decrease of 16.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 31.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Forbes had a population of 53 people. This makes Forbes the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 53 people, the population of Forbes decreased 17.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 64 people).

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

Communities Also Named Forbes ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Forbes - they are located in California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ontario, Texas, Virginia (2) and Washington.

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

Communities near Forbes ...

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

  • Winship [Brown County]
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    • Winship [Brown County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Forbes
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,862 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winship
  • Ellendale [Dickey County]
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    • Ellendale [Dickey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Forbes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,246 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellendale<6>
  • Leola [McPherson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leola
    • Leola [McPherson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Forbes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leola<6>
  • Spring Creek Colony [McPherson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek Colony
    • Spring Creek Colony [McPherson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Forbes
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 268 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek Colony
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    • Frederick [Brown County]
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      • Frederick [Brown County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Forbes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 196 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<6>
    • Monango [Dickey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monango
      • Monango [Dickey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Forbes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monango have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monango
    • Merricourt [Dickey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merricourt
      • Merricourt [Dickey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Forbes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merricourt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merricourt
    • Barnard [Brown County]
    • Long Lake [McPherson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
      • Long Lake [McPherson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the west of Forbes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Wetonka [McPherson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wetonka
      • Wetonka [McPherson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the south of Forbes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wetonka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetonka

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forbes ...

Looking for more information about Forbes? 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 Forbes, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Forbes.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Dickey, 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 Forbes.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forbes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Forbes) 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 Forbes. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forbes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forbes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9422, Longitude: -98.7832       In this case, the coordinates for Forbes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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