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 2012: $36,750 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Foster:

$36,750
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,746 (it was $16,798 in 2000)

Foster CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,547 (it was $79,700 in 2000)
Foster:

$104,547
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $142,753; Detached houses: $179,755; Townhouses or other attached units: $107,042; In 2-unit structures: $107,042; Mobile homes: $57,543
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  • White alone - 1,838 (99.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.05%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.05%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Foster: 145.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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).
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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

For population 15 years and over in Foster CCD:

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 64.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 9.1%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Foster, Kentucky as of January 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Foster to the number of sex offenders is 642 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Foster CCD:  0.5% ($370)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Foster satellite photo by USGS

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

Foster household income distribution Foster home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Foster: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Foster, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 near Kentucky state average. It is 79% smaller 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 the city 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, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 201.9 miles away from Foster 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 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 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.8 miles away from Foster center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 123.5 miles away from the city 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 (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 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)

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Notable location: Foster Landing (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.1. This is worse than average.

City:

90.1
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.59. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.59
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.17. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.17
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.1
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%

Foster compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Foster CCD (based on Bracken County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.44%
Here: 54.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents34.0%24.7%16.6%12.4%12.2%
Congregations31.3%21.9%6.3%21.9%18.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Bracken 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.
State:

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

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.1%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Bracken County:

31.6%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

22.3%
State:

15.9%

6.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200532,357 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Mason County, KY  1.16% ($22,342 average AGI)
from Campbell County, KY  1.12% ($43,486)
from Pendleton County, KY  0.79% ($33,885)


7.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200628,833 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Kentucky average:

6.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mason County, KY  1.21% ($30,525 average AGI)
to Kenton County, KY  1.00% ($32,909)
to Campbell County, KY  0.97% ($28,594)

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:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 380\' Of Int Of Ssr2228 And Sr8 (Lat: 38.802861 Lon: -84.216250), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: KIK918
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.230 MHz, 160.785 MHz, 161.520 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/20/2005, Expiration Date: 03/24/2015
    Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc. J958, 4th Floor, 6735 Southpoint Drive South, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5965, Fax: (904) 332-6048, 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
    Registrant: Greater Cincinnati Marine LLC, Newport, KY 41072

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KU4ML, Previous Call Sign: KE4URS, Licensee ID: L00246140
    Grant Date: 11/12/2004, Expiration Date: 01/18/2015, 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: 09/23/2009, Expiration Date: 12/21/2019, Certifier: Russell E Groves
    Registrant: Russell E Groves, 98 Wildlife Trl, Foster, KY 41043

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Foster

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Foster, KY

Foster on our top lists:

  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #40 (41043) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 1,000+)"
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