Foster, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 1,926.
Males: 971  (50.5%)
Females: 955  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 41043

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,250 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Foster:

$49,250
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,335 (it was $16,798 in 2000)

Foster CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $129,438 (it was $79,700 in 2000)
Foster:

$129,438
KY:

$151,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $171,513; detached houses: $201,115; townhouses or other attached units: $163,521; in 2-unit structures: $57,151; mobile homes: $73,645
March 2019 cost of living index in Foster: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Foster, KY (2000)
    • 1,83899.2%White alone
    • 50.3%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 40.2%Hispanic
    • 10.05%Asian alone
    • 10.05%Other race alone
    • 10.05%Two or more races

Races in Foster detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Foster, Kentucky as of October 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Foster is 321 to 1.


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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/30/1850

Land area: 52.5 square miles.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (very low).

Foster, Kentucky map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Foster CCD:

0.5% ($370)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cincinnati, OH (31.6 miles , pop. 331,285).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (282.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Chilo, OH (1.8 miles),
Neville, OH (2.0 miles),
Felicity, OH (2.6 miles ),
Moscow, OH (2.7 miles ),
Brooksville, KY (2.8 miles ),
Augusta, KY (3.0 miles ),
Mentor, KY (3.2 miles),
Falmouth, KY (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 38.76 N, Longitude: 84.17 W

Distribution of median household income in Foster, KY in 2019
Foster satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Most common industries in Foster, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Truck transportation (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.5%)
  • Truck transportation (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.3%)
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Food (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Foster, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.5%)
  • Carpenters (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.2%)
  • Cashiers (8.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)

Average climate in Foster, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.2. This is about average.

City:

69.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.27
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.124. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.124
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.78. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.78
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Foster-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Foster place center killed 6 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.3 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 210 people.

Earthquake activity:

Foster-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 40.3 miles away from Foster center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 201.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 201.9 miles away from Foster center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 200.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 343.3 miles away from Foster center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bracken County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Foster:

  • BRACKEN COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; AUGUSTA, KY)
  • RIVER VALLEY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BUTLER, KY)
  • ANGELS ABOVE AND BEYOND HOME HEALTH SERVICE INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; NEW RICHMOND, OH)
  • DOBBINS NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NEW RICHMOND, OH)
  • MORRIS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BETHEL, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Foster:

  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 22 miles; Maysville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • University of Cincinnati-Clermont College (about 23 miles; Batavia, OH; FT enrollment: 2,739)
  • Northern Kentucky University (about 25 miles; Highland Heights, KY; FT enrollment: 12,059)
  • Gateway Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Florence, KY; FT enrollment: 2,422)
  • Xavier University (about 32 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 6,143)
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (about 32 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 28,747)
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (about 34 miles; Cincinnati, OH; FT enrollment: 8,757)

Points of interest:

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Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.5%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.8%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.2%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Foster:

Marital status in Foster, KY
  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 64.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Foster:

  • High school or higher: 66.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Foster, KY (based on Bracken County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,89022
Mainline Protestant83412
Catholic7552
None4,009-
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: 3
This county:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Bracken County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Bracken County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Bracken County:

31.6%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

22.3%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Foster:

  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKRC (550 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBOB (1160 AM; 5 kW; FLORENCE, KY; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCIN (1480 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH)
  • WCKY (1360 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Foster:

  • WIOK (107.5 FM; FALMOUTH, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAOL (99.5 FM; RIPLEY, OH; Owner: RICHARD L. PLESSINGER, SR.)
  • WUBE-FM (105.1 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKRQ (101.9 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKFS (107.1 FM; MILFORD, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGUC (90.9 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CINCINNATI CLASSICAL PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WGRR (103.5 FM; HAMILTON, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WVMX (94.1 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEBN (102.7 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOFX-FM (92.5 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOBO (88.7 FM; BATAVIA, OH; Owner: WCNE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY RADIO,INC)
  • WMOJ (94.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, OH; Owner: WVAE LICO, INC.)
  • WVXU (91.7 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WRRM (98.5 FM; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: WRRM LICO, INC)
  • WAXZ (97.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, OH; Owner: RICHARD L. PLESSINGER, SR.)
  • WNKR (106.5 FM; WILLIAMSTOWN, KY; Owner: GRANT COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WCYN-FM (102.3 FM; CYNTHIANA, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIZF (100.9 FM; ERLANGER, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WFTM-FM (95.9 FM; MAYSVILLE, KY; Owner: STANDARD TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNKU (89.7 FM; HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS ON N. KY UNIV.)

TV broadcast stations around Foster:

  • WLWT (Channel 5; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: OHIO/OKLAHOMA HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC)
  • WCPO-TV (Channel 9; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKRC-TV (Channel 12; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS CO.)
  • WXIX-TV (Channel 19; NEWPORT, KY; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WSTR-TV (Channel 64; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: WSTR LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WCET (Channel 48; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: THE GREATER CINCINNATI TV EDUC'L. FOUNDATION)
  • WOTH-LP (Channel 35; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: ELLIOTT B. BLOCK)
  • WBQC-CA (Channel 25; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: ELLIOTT B. BLOCK)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Foster)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 38.802111 Lon: -84.214639, Call Sign: KIK918,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.785 MHz, Grant Date: 01/06/2015, Expiration Date: 03/24/2025, Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flr J958, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CI72XC997, 360 Day Hill Road (Lat: 38.781694 Lon: -84.226278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQSJ928,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/30/2013, Expiration Date: 09/30/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4840, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Rt 2 (Lat: 38.766194 Lon: -84.121056), Type: Tower, Overall height: 27 m, Call Sign: WHW595, Licensee ID: L00620168,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2004, Expiration Date: 03/02/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2014, Registrant: Greater Cincinnati Marine LLC, Newport, KY 41072

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KF4VRJ, Licensee ID: L01356660, Grant Date: 01/30/2018, Expiration Date: 01/30/2028, Registrant: James M Swanger Mr, 3916 Willow-Lenoxburg Rd, Foster, KY 41043
  • Call Sign: KU4ML, Previous Call Sign: KE4URS, Licensee ID: L00246140, Grant Date: 10/27/2014, Expiration Date: 01/18/2025, Certifier: Steven R Hornsby, Registrant: Steven R Hornsby, 1641 New Hope Rd, Foster, KY 41043
  • Call Sign: WA4DEA, Grant Date: 10/18/1988, Expiration Date: 10/18/1998, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2000, Registrant: Stanley R Moorehead, R 1 Box 70, Foster, KY 41043
  • Call Sign: KG4FTW, Licensee ID: L00186586, Grant Date: 10/08/2019, Expiration Date: 12/21/2029, Certifier: Russell E Groves, Registrant: Russell E Groves, 98 Wildlife Trl, Foster, KY 41043
  • Call Sign: KK4IZA, Licensee ID: L01707876, Grant Date: 05/03/2012, Expiration Date: 05/03/2022, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2020, Certifier: Joshua G Jones, Registrant: Joshua G Jones, 871 Western Hills Rd, Foster, KY 41043
  • Call Sign: KN4MDR, Licensee ID: L02182260, Grant Date: 05/09/2018, Expiration Date: 05/09/2028, Certifier: Dale L Saner Jr, Registrant: Dale L Saner Jr, 172 Dayhill Rd, Foster, KY 41043
  • Call Sign: K4JGJ, Previous Call Sign: KK4IZA, Licensee ID: L01707876, Grant Date: 05/05/2020, Expiration Date: 05/05/2030, Certifier: Joshua G Jones, Registrant: Joshua G Jones, 871 Western Hills Rd, Foster, KY 41043

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2396R, N2396R, N-2396R, Serial Number: 18255496, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 04/24/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 12/12/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Roy A Schalk, 1141 Fisher Rd, Foster, KY 41043
  • Aircraft: KROTJE PETER R TITAN II-S (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: JABIRU 2200 (85 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 65PB, N65PB, N-65PB, Serial Number: S04XXXS0HK0484, Year manufactured: 2014, Airworthiness Date: 08/05/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 06/22/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Kyle T Murphy, 9906 Highway 10 N, Foster, KY 41043

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of reported fires - 17 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Foster, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (39.8%), and Outside Fires (31.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Foster, KY
    • 4539.8%Structure Fires
    • 3631.9%Outside Fires
    • 2723.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 54.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Foster, KY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Foster, KY
  • 32.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.7%Electricity
  • 14.7%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.1%Wood
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Foster, KY
  • 40.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 36.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.9%Utility gas
  • 11.0%Wood


Foster compared to Kentucky 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 below 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 4 other airmen in this city.
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