Foster, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 114 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.3%
 
Males: 45  (39.5%)
Females: 69  (60.5%)
Median resident age:  44.5 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 64745, 64779.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,315 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Foster:

$32,315
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,256 (it was $15,631 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,530 (it was $43,100 in 2000)
Foster:

$34,530
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $45,774; Detached houses: $50,339; Mobile homes: $20,667

Median gross rent in 2012: $313.

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  • White alone - 111 (94.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (3.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Foster: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.1%), Irish (29.1%), United States (19.9%), Italian (6.0%), English (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1885

Elevation: 842 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 243 people per square mile   (very low).

Foster, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Foster:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Foster village:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 71.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.0%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $445 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (1.2%)

Foster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Olathe, KS (52.0 miles , pop. 92,962).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (63.0 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (392.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Hume, MO (2.6 miles ), Amoret, MO (2.7 miles ), Rich Hill, MO (3.0 miles ), Pleasanton, KS (3.3 miles ), Butler, MO (3.4 miles ), Metz, MO (3.5 miles) , Prescott, KS (3.5 miles ), Amsterdam, MO (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 38.17 N, Longitude: 94.51 W

Area code: 660

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

7.6%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-18.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (59%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (16%)
  • Woodworkers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (14%)
  • Customer service representatives (14%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)

Average climate in Foster, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Foster-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.3 miles away from the Foster village center .

On 4/12/1964, a category F4 tornado 36.7 miles away from the village center killed 3 people and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Foster-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 280.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 280.8 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, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 359.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 289.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 241.6 miles away from Foster center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 243.3 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 Bates County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Foster topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Foster:

  • BATES COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; BUTLER, MO)
  • DSI - BUTLER RENAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BUTLER, MO)
  • HEARTLAND OF WILLOW LANE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BUTLER, MO)
  • NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BUTLER, MO)
  • WILLOW LANE NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BUTLER, MO)
  • PLEASANT VIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PLEASANTON, KS)
  • BATES COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BUTLER, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Foster:

  • Allen County Community College (about 51 miles; Iola, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,089)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 52 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 54 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 11,976)
  • Wright Career College (about 54 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 55 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • Baker University (about 57 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • University of Central Missouri (about 59 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 9,952)

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Notable location: Foster Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Salem Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Bates County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 77.0. This is about average.

City:

77.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.11
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.680. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.680
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.8%
(27.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  76.1%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Foster compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Foster village (based on Bates County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.91%
Here: 56.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Catholic Church
Adherents33.6%19.3%14.8%9.6%4.2%
Congregations25.9%14.8%20.4%1.9%3.7%
NameLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodCommunity Church of ChristChurches of ChristOther
Adherents3.3%2.9%2.7%1.9%7.6%
Congregations1.9%5.6%3.7%5.6%16.7%
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: 5
Bates County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bates County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Bates County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Bates County:

30.1%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

13.5%
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 3$92
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$153
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$88
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$271
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$35
Totals for Government 0$0 13$639

Foster government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,000 ($35.09)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($26.32)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($8.77)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($8.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $0 ($0.00)

Foster government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($43.86)
    All Other: $4,000 ($35.09)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($17.54)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Missouri average:

6.69%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cass County, MO  1.31% ($30,092 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  0.69% ($25,800)
from Vernon County, MO  0.45% ($20,962)


6.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,115 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Missouri average:

6.91%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cass County, MO  1.35% ($31,304 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MO  0.89% ($28,019)
to Vernon County, MO  0.36% ($19,476)

Strongest AM radio stations in Foster:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KMAM (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BUTLER, MO; Owner: BATES COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Foster:

  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMOE (92.1 FM; BUTLER, MO; Owner: BATES COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNMO-FM (97.5 FM; NEVADA, MO; Owner: HARBIT COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KOMB (103.9 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: FORT SCOTT BROADCCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KVCY (104.7 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
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