Foster, Nebraska

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Population in 2014: 50 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.6%
 
Males: 28  (57.4%)
Females: 22  (42.6%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 68765

Estimated median household income in 2016: $67,385 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Foster:

$67,385
NE:

$56,927

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,631 (it was $17,127 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $34,146 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Foster:

$34,146
NE:

$148,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $137,538; Detached houses: $137,693
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Foster: 72.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (55.8%), American (9.6%), Italian (3.8%), Swiss (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1643 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 231 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Foster:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Foster village:

  • Never married: 39.9%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

4 residents are foreign born

This village:

6.6%
Nebraska:

6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,557 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,047 (2.6%)

Foster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (66.7 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (110.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (513.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Osmond, NE (2.6 miles ), Plainview, NE (2.9 miles ), Pierce, NE (2.9 miles ), McLean, NE (3.6 miles) , Magnet, NE (4.0 miles) , Hadar, NE (4.0 miles ), Brunswick, NE (4.0 miles) , Wausa, NE (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 42.27 N, Longitude: 97.67 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 402

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

2.0%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +6 (+10.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (57%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (33%)
  • Community and social service occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (50%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (29%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (21%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Foster, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Foster-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Foster village center .

On 5/8/1965, a category F4 tornado 16.7 miles away from the village center killed 4 people and injured 53 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Foster-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 65% 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 71.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 160.4 miles away from Foster center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 670.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 17.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 112.8 miles away from Foster 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 404.0 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 Pierce County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Foster topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Foster:

  • Northeast Community College (about 21 miles; Norfolk, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 34 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • University of South Dakota (about 52 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 69 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 101 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Central Community College (about 103 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 111 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)

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Notable location: Reikofski Grain Incorporated Elevator (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Foster: Trinity Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Pierce 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 2016: 3.3%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.0 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  65.4%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Nebraska average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,8876
Mainline Protestant1,6737
Catholic1,1483
None1,558-
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: 4
Pierce County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pierce County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Pierce County:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.2%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.4%
State:

12.9%
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 1$92
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$368
Totals for Government 0$0 6$460

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($80.00)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($40.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($40.00)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($20.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($80.00)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($60.00)
    All Other: $2,000 ($40.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($40.00)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($40.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($100.00)
    General Support: $2,000 ($40.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($20.00)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($80.00)
    NEC: $1,000 ($20.00)

Foster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $71,000 ($1420.00)

5.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,846 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

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 Madison County, NE  1.97% ($42,865 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.38% ($28,800)


6.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,897 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

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 Madison County, NE  2.40% ($24,844 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.45% ($34,500)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.41% ($36,818)

Strongest AM radio stations in Foster:

  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAG (780 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NORFOLK, NE)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KTCH (1590 AM; 3 kW; WAYNE, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Foster:

  • KXNE-FM (89.3 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KEXL (106.7 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: WJAG, INC.)
  • KNEN (94.7 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPNO (90.9 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK INC.)
  • KUSO (92.7 FM; ALBION, NE; Owner: FLOOD COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Foster:

  • KXNE-TV (Channel 19; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KLKE (Channel 24; ALBION, NE; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • K53GC (Channel 53; NELIGH, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • K39AL (Channel 39; NELIGH, NE; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K35FM (Channel 35; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K48CH (Channel 48; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Off Highway 13 & Main St. (Lat: 42.272500 Lon: -97.662556), Call Sign: KNKJ999, Licensee ID: L00052239
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.210 MHzExpiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999Registrant: Telebeep, Inc., 504 Prospect, Norfolk, NE 68701

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: WA0PXW, Licensee ID: L00267351, Grant Date: 02/03/2016, Expiration Date: 02/08/2025, Certifier: David E Block, Registrant: David E Block, 308 Schneider St, Foster, NE 68765

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)

Foster compared to Nebraska 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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