Formoso, Kansas

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Formoso, Kansas
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
KDOT map of Jewell County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°46′46″N 97°59′33″W / 39.77944°N 97.99250°W / 39.77944; -97.99250Coordinates: 39°46′46″N 97°59′33″W / 39.77944°N 97.99250°W / 39.77944; -97.99250
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyJewell
Area
 • Total0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Land0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,522 ft (464 m)
Population
 • Total93
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
88
 • Density330/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66942
Area code785
FIPS code20-23825 [4]
GNIS ID0472818 [5]

Formoso is a city in Jewell County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, 93 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

The first post office at Formoso was founded in December 1887.[7]

Formoso was founded about 1889.[8]

Geography[change | change source]

Formoso is at 39°46′46″N 97°59′33″W / 39.77944°N 97.99250°W / 39.77944; -97.99250 (39.779355, -97.992458).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910453
1920374−17.4%
19303811.9%
1940293−23.1%
1950271−7.5%
1960192−29.2%
1970180−6.2%
1980166−7.8%
1990128−22.9%
20001290.8%
201093−27.9%
Est. 201688[3]−5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

As of the 2010 census says that there were 93 people, 48 households, and 26 families living in the city.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Formoso is a part of USD 107 Rock Hills Schools. The Rock Hills High School mascot is Rock Hills Grizzlies.[10]

Formoso schools closed through school unification. The Formoso High School mascot was Formoso Falcons.[11]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
  7. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 211.
  9. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. "USD 107". USD 107. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  11. "The good ole days", The Salina Journal, 1 December 1994, p.17.

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