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Formoso, Kansas
—  City  —
Location of Formoso, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°46′46″N 97°59′33″W / 39.77944°N 97.9925°W / 39.77944; -97.9925
Country United States
State Kansas
County Jewell
 - Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 - Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,522 ft (464 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 129
 - Density 459.6/sq mi (177.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66942
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-23825[1]
GNIS feature ID 0472818[2]

Formoso is a city in Jewell County, Kansas, United States. The population was 129 at the 2000 census`.



Formoso is located at 39°46′46″N 97°59′33″W / 39.77944°N 97.9925°W / 39.77944; -97.9925 (39.779355, -97.992458)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 129 people, 68 households, and 35 families residing in the city. The population density was 459.6 people per square mile (177.9/km²). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 277.9/sq mi (107.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.22% White and 0.78% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 68 households out of which 16.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.1% were non-families. 45.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the city the population was spread out with 15.5% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 34.1% from 45 to 64, and 25.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $33,958. Males had a median income of $31,458 versus $14,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,509. There were 6.9% of families and 11.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 18.8% of those over 64.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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