Formoso, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 92 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.7%
Males: 45  (49.6%)
Females: 47  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip code: 66942

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,548 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Formoso:

$28,548
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,496 (it was $14,509 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $13,435 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Formoso:

$13,435
KS:

$129,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $572.

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  • Races in Formoso, KS (2010)

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    • 9197.8%White alone
    • 11.1%Two or more races
    • 11.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Formoso: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.7%), English (17.8%), Irish (14.1%), United States (8.1%), Swedish (3.0%), Czech (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1527 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 328 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Formoso:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Formoso city:

  • Never married: 3.8%
  • Now married: 71.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Kansas:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $517 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $396 (2.0%)

Formoso satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (99.5 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (487.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Courtland, KS (2.3 miles ), Randall, KS (3.1 miles) , Webber, KS (3.3 miles) , Scandia, KS (3.3 miles ), Jewell, KS (3.4 miles ), Mankato, KS (3.4 miles ), Republic, KS (3.7 miles) , Jamestown, KS (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 39.78 N, Longitude: 97.99 W

Area code: 785

Formoso household income distribution Formoso home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+1.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (54%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (67%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (69%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (33%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Formoso, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Formoso-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 109% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Formoso city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/29/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the city center caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Formoso-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 212.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 270.2 miles away from Formoso center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 434.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 204.8 miles away from Formoso center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 315.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jewell County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Formoso topographic map

Birthplace of: John Mills Houston - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Formoso:

  • JEWELL COUNTY HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MANKATO, KS)
  • CHEYENNE LODGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; JAMESTOWN, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Formoso:

  • Central Community College (about 80 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • Kansas State University (about 86 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 87 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 96 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 100 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 102 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 102 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)

Library in Formoso:

  • FORMOSO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,077; Location: 204 MAIN; 5,618 books; 30 audio materials; 136 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Formoso: Jewell County Fire District 6 (A), Formoso Public Library (B), Formoso City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Formoso: Formoso Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Jewell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.5%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Kansas average:

11.3

Formoso travel time to work - commute Formoso mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Formoso city (based on Jewell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,0228
Evangelical Protestant61210
Catholic1912
None1,252-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Jewell County:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jewell County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Jewell County:

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

21.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Jewell County:

28.7%
Kansas:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Formoso:

50.1%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Formoso:

44.1%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Formoso:

29.8
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Formoso:

23.1%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Formoso:

14.0%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Formoso:

6.4
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Formoso:

34.8%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

50.5%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Formoso:

83.4%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Formoso, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$550
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$130
Water Supply 0$0 1$375
Local Libraries 0$0 2$312
Totals for Government 0$0 6$1,367

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,228 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,877 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Formoso:

  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRFS (1600 AM; 1 kW; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: CK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KNCK (1390 AM; 1 kW; CONCORDIA, KS; Owner: KNCK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Formoso:

  • K294AI (106.7 FM; SCANDIA, KS; Owner: COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • KCKS (94.9 FM; CONCORDIA, KS; Owner: KNCK, INC.)
  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KVSV-FM (105.5 FM; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KREP (92.1 FM; BELLEVILLE, KS; Owner: FIRST REPUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Formoso:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Leslie N Nixon, 2807 P. Road (Lat: 39.783278 Lon: -97.986417), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, STE. 300
  • Leslie N Nixon, 2807 P. Road (Lat: 39.783278 Lon: -97.986417), Type: 91.4, Structure height: 20089 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, STE. 300
  • Leslie N Nixon, 2807 P. Road (Lat: 39.783278 Lon: -97.986417), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 20089 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, STE. 300
  • Leslie N Nixon, 2807 P. Road (Lat: 39.783278 Lon: -97.986417), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 20089 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, STE. 300
  • Kristen Cesana, 2807 P. Road (Lat: 39.783278 Lon: -97.986417), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 20089 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 6782656770, Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, 10 PRESIDENTIAL WAY

Drinking water stations with addresses in Formoso that have no violations reported:

  • FORMOSO, CITY OF (Population served: 92, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Formoso compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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