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Population in 2010: 4,606. Population change since 2000: +7.8%
 

Males: 2,323  (50.4%)
Females: 2,283  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  44.8 years
Rhode Island median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 02825.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $77,677 (it was $59,673 in 2000)
Foster:

$77,677
RI:

$54,554
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,625

Foster town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $267,830 (it was $157,600 in 2000)
Foster:

$267,830
RI:

$234,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $393,278; Detached houses: $395,896; In 2-unit structures: $378,610; Mobile homes: $149,238
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Foster races chart
  • White alone - 4,416 (95.9%)
  • Hispanic - 58 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 44 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 47 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 29 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Foster: 296.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (21.7%), Irish (21.3%), Italian (20.2%), French (15.2%), German (8.5%), Polish (7.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1781

Elevation: 711 feet

Land area: 51.1 square miles.

Population density: 90 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Foster:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Foster town:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

71 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.7%
Rhode Island:  12.5%



According to our research of Rhode Island and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Foster, Rhode Island as of December 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Foster to the number of sex offenders is 4,539 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Foster town:  1.6% ($2,474)
Rhode Island:  1.9% ($2,507)
Foster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cranston, RI (14.2 miles , pop. 79,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (48.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (136.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Foster Center, RI (0.7 miles ), Clayville, RI (1.7 miles ), Scituate, RI (2.5 miles ), Glocester, RI (2.6 miles ), Killingly, CT (2.6 miles ), Sterling, CT (2.7 miles ), Greene, RI (2.7 miles ), Danielson borough, CT (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $289,700
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $244,000
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $208,900
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $238,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $244,200
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $204,200
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.80 N, Longitude: 71.73 W

Foster household income distribution Foster home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Foster by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000100010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.022.40.00.00.021.70.0
Assaults 122123214014
per 100,000 23.245.944.922.344.767.144.822.288.20.021.786.9
Burglaries 17131061112122420202117
per 100,000 393.8298.1224.7133.5245.8268.5268.6532.7440.8438.5456.5369.3
Thefts 313017142021292412111828
per 100,000 718.1687.9381.9311.5446.8469.9649.2532.7264.5241.2391.3608.3
Auto thefts 133617601203
per 100,000 23.268.867.4133.522.3156.6134.30.022.043.90.065.2
Arson 001000000000
per 100,000 0.00.022.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 65.365.647.238.447.766.174.165.663.345.660.975.8

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Crime rate in Foster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 13 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Rhode Island average:

2.34

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Rhode Island:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -52 (-1.2%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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Average climate in Foster, Rhode Island

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Tornado activity:

Foster-area historical tornado activity is above Rhode Island state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.4 miles away from the Foster town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Foster-area historical earthquake activity is near Rhode Island state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from Foster center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 26.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from Foster center
On 1/10/1999 at 15:20:44, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.9 LG, Depth: 1.3 mi) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Providence County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Snow: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Foster topographic map

Birthplace of: Whipple Van Buren Phillips - Businessman, Nelson W. Aldrich.


Hospital/medical center in Foster:

  • NANCY ANN NURSING HOME, INC. (Nursing Home, 47 EAST KILLINGLY ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Foster:

  • HARRIS MANOR (QGHS LLC) (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NORTH SCITUATE, RI)
  • WOODPECKER HILL HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GREENE, RI)
  • REGENCY HEIGHTS OF DANIELSON, LLC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DANIELSON, CT)

Political contributions by individuals in Foster, RI

Amtrak station near Foster:

  • 17 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Foster:

  • Bryant University (about 14 miles; Smithfield, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,313)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 15 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 6,663)
  • Rhode Island College (about 15 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 6,111)
  • Providence College (about 16 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,002)
  • New England Institute of Technology (about 16 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • Johnson & Wales University (about 17 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 9,672)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 17 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,360)

Public elementary/middle schools in Foster:

See full list of schools located in Foster, map of school districts: FOSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Foster:

  • FOSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $192,321; Location: 184 HOWARD HILL ROAD; 34,421 books; 1,722 audio materials; 3,373 video materials; 9 state licensed databases; 61 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Foster: Mount Vernon (A), Fisher Country Club (B), Mount Vernon Camp (C), Ponagansett Public Fishing Area (D), Foster Town Hall (E), Foster Ambulance Corps (F), South Foster Fire Department (G), Moosup Valley Fire Department (H), Foster Public Library (I), Foster Police Department (J), Foster Center Fire Department (K), Tyler Free Library (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Foster include: North Foster Baptist Church (A), Clayville Church (B), Mount Vernon Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hopkins Cemetery (1), Hopkins Mills Cemetery (2), Old Howard Plot (3), Phillips Cemetery (4), Sandy Brook Cemetery (5), Stone Plot (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Porters Pond (A), Shippee Sawmill Pond (B), Spear Pond (C), Hopkins Mills Pond (D), Barden Reservoir (E), Clark Pond (F), Keech Pond (G), Westconnaug Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Killy Brook (A), Shippee Brook (B), Dolly Cole Brook (C), Paine Brook (D), Hemlock Brook (E), Huntington Brook (F), Winsor Brook (G), Turkey Meadow Brook (H), West Meadow Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Foster include: Hopkins Mill Historic District (1), Clayville Historic District (2), Foster Center Historic District (3), Mooseup Valley Historic District (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Stone House Motor Inn (162 Danielson Pike) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Providence 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)
AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 CO  SO2 NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.3. This is better than average.
City:

24.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.89. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.89
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.243. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.243
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.76. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.76
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.4

Drinking water stations with addresses in Foster and their reported violations in the past:

CAPTAIN ISAAC PAINE SCHOOL (Population served: 460, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-11-2006), St Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-14-2006)
SHADY ACRES RESTAURANT LLC (Population served: 260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-13-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-13-2005), St Boil Water Order (MAY-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-02-2005), St Boil Water Order (MAY-02-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-10-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-21-1996), St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-1996), St Boil Water Order (OCT-21-1996), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-1996), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-1996)
ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2003), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (2 times from NOV-25-2003 to DEC-24-2003), St Compliance achieved (FEB-03-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-04-2004), St Public Notif received (FEB-06-2004)
CORNER BISTRO, LLC (Population served: 105, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ABBEY LANE COMMUNITY ASSN., INC. (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-22-2004), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2004), St Boil Water Order (SEP-14-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (2 times from SEP-14-2004 to SEP-14-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-06-2004), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-16-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-23-2002), St Public Notif requested (DEC-23-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-23-2002), St Tech Assistance Visit (2 times from JAN-23-2003 to MAR-21-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2003), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and AUG-15-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-01-2003 and APR-15-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-19-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2002)
NANCY ANN NURSING HOME, INC. (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and OCT-01-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-15-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2003), St Admin Penalty assessed (OCT-01-2003), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-01-2003), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-01-2003)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-01-2003 and APR-15-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-23-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2002)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from FEB-11-2002 to FEB-11-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and FEB-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from FEB-11-2002 to FEB-11-2002), St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-27-2002 to FEB-27-2002)
  • One other older monitoring violation
HEMLOCK VILLAGE (Population served: 33, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and SEP-22-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-01-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-14-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-22-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2004 and FEB-15-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-15-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-15-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-21-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and MAR-21-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-15-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-21-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and OCT-01-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2003), St Admin Penalty assessed (OCT-01-2003), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-01-2003), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-01-2003)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-01-2003 and APR-15-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2004)
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
HELENS PLACE (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-23-2006), St Boil Water Order (JAN-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2005), St Boil Water Order (DEC-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-16-2005)

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

  • GINNY-B FAMILY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHIPPOORWILL HILL FAMILY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DAVES KITCHEN 44, INC. (Population served: 76, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH FOSTER DAY CARE,INC. (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LUCKYS (Population served: 52, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DANNYS AUCTION-DBA (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FOSTER TOWN HALL (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Rhode Island:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.6%
Whole state:  7.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.4%
Whole state:

11.9%

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

0.4%
Whole state:

5.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Foster, RI

19 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
20 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Foster compared to Rhode Island 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Foster town (based on Providence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.60%
Here63.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchJewishUnited Church of Christ
Adherents81.9%3.5%2.9%2.7%1.4%
Congregations28.2%11.0%9.3%3.5%5.8%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaAssemblies of GodArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.0%0.7%0.6%0.6%4.6%
Congregations3.5%0.6%4.7%0.3%33.1%
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: 129
Providence County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Providence County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 132
Providence County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 499
Here:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Rhode Island:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Providence County:

24.0%
Rhode Island:

22.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.9%
State:

16.3%

4.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,943 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Rhode Island average:

5.39%

0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($427 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.18%
Rhode Island average:

0.16%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kent County, RI  0.82% ($40,023 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.45% ($43,081)
from Washington County, RI  0.23% ($16,206)


5.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Rhode Island average:

6.42%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($439 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.06%
Rhode Island average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kent County, RI  0.96% ($46,126 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.47% ($52,356)
to Washington County, RI  0.25% ($57,695)

Strongest AM radio stations in Foster:

  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WINY (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUTNAM, CT; Owner: OSBREY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Foster:

  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBVC (91.1 FM; POMFRET, CT; Owner: POMFRET SCHOOL)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Foster:

  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Foster, Rhode Island:
  • Fatal accident count: 55
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 87
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 59
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 136
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Rhode Island average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 150
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 45
  • Fatalities: 115
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 250
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Foster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total costs: $8,843,000
Total average daily traffic: 41,561
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,120
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 51,630

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 8
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Foster, RI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Foster)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rt 101 Jerimoth Hill (Lat: 41.851778 Lon: -71.778694), Structure height: 68 m, Call Sign: WNRL656, Licensee ID: L00342962
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.562 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2000, Expiration Date: 03/08/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2001
    Registrant: Telecom Leasing Corp, 5 Gough Ave, West Warwick, RI 02893, Phone: (401) 822-3463
  • Lat: 41.842750 Lon: -71.714250, Call Sign: WPZF356, Licensee ID: L00319744
    Assigned Frequencies: 470.325 MHz, 472.887 MHz, 473.325 MHz, 475.887 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/06/2004, Expiration Date: 01/06/2014, Certifier: Joseph A Accetta
    Registrant: Radio-Phone Communications Inc, 153 James P Murphy Ind Hwy Suite 1, Warwick, RI 02893-2382, Phone: (401) 823-3600, Fax: (401) 823-5514

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Police Station Howard Hill Road (Lat: 41.784278 Lon: -71.720833), Type: Bant, Structure height: 8.5 m, Overall height: 11.6 m, Call Sign: KDA658
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.280 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/01/2003, Expiration Date: 10/18/2013
    Registrant: Cyber Communications Inc, 90 Colorado Ave, Warwick, RI 02888, Phone: (401) 738-1470, Fax: (401) 738-8695, Email:
  • Police Dept Howard Hill Rd (Lat: 41.750111 Lon: -71.709222), Call Sign: KWO599, Licensee ID: L00084306
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.535 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/23/2004, Expiration Date: 09/29/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/27/2010
    Registrant: Foster, Town Of, Howard Hill Rd, Foster, RI 02825, Phone: (401) 397-3317
  • Jerimoth Hill (Lat: 41.852056 Lon: -71.778417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WPRT305
    Assigned Frequencies: 937.187 MHz, 937.637 MHz, 937.675 MHz, 938.137 MHz, 939.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2001, Expiration Date: 01/19/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2006, Certifier: Alfred Dirico
    Registrant: Industrial Communications & Electro, 40 Lone Street, Marshfield, MA 02050, Phone: (781) 319-1011, Fax: (781) 837-4000
  • Lat: 41.784833 Lon: -71.719222, Call Sign: WQCH884
    Assigned Frequencies: 75.5600 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2005, Expiration Date: 03/08/2015, Certifier: Gordon Brayton
    Registrant: Signal Communications Corp, 4 Wheeling Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801, Phone: (781) 933-0998, Fax: (781) 933-5019, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Foster)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: WOOD ROBERT L. THORP T-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 335BW , Serial Number: 720, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 07/06/1995
    Registrant (Corporation): Thorp T-18 Ri LLC, 50 Plainfield Pike, Foster, RI 02825
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172S (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 35121 , Serial Number: 172S8844
    Registrant (Individual): Richard N Fagnant, 53 Kennedy Rd, Foster, RI 02825
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/05/1981
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 100 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6294L , Serial Number: AA1B-0094, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Steven R Clark, 11 Paris Olney Hopkins Rd, Foster, RI 02825
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8123L , Serial Number: A1500499, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 03/28/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Norman J Shippee, 178 Hartford Pike, Foster, RI 02825
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9982B , Serial Number: 34382, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 05/25/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Dennis L Lambert, 50 Plainfield Pike, Foster, RI 02825


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

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